Funnel cake

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
¼ cup sugar
1 egg
¾ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
powder sugar for dusting
neutral oil for frying
In medium bowl mix all dry ingredients well with a hand whisk.
Add egg, milk, vanilla. Mix well until combined. Batter should not be to thin or thick.
Line a cooling rack with paper towels or just use a plate. The excess oil will drain on this.
Add oil to a medium frying pan or pot. You don’t need to fill pot with a lot of oil. You can do 2-3 inches of oil. Shallow frying will work great too.
Heat oil to medium heat.
I used about ¼ cup batter for each cake. You can use a funnel or a zip lock bag to swirl/spiral motion to make the shape of a funnel cake. It does not have to be perfect.
I used a funnel, covered the spout with 1 finger as I poured the batter in the funnel.
Fry til golden brown on one side 1-2 minutes on each side.
Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper towels.
Repeat with remaining batter.
Dust with powdered sugar. You can also add whipped cream, fruit, chocolate drizzle or ice cream.
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