Dessert

Homemade Funnel Cake and Deep Fried Oreos

Hey there, fellow food enthusiasts! Are you ready to take a culinary journey back to the joyous days of fun fairs and carnival delights? Well, you’re in luck because today, I’m sharing with you a recipe that will transport you straight to the heart of the fairground – homemade Funnel Cake and Deep Fried Oreos! Get ready to experience the crispy, golden goodness of these beloved treats right in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Imagine the irresistible aroma of freshly fried dough wafting through your home, accompanied by the sweet nostalgia of childhood memories spent at the fair. With this recipe, you can recreate those magical moments and share them with your loved ones. Whether you’re planning a fun-filled family night or simply craving a taste of summertime bliss, Funnel Cake and Deep Fried Oreos are sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you craving for more.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (whole milk preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  • Optional: Strawberry syrup or your favorite topping

Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Prepare the Oil: Fill a deep frying vessel with oil and heat it to 350°F.
  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until well combined.
  • Mix Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Add sugar and whisk again.
  • Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour wet ingredients into the bowl with dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
  • Fill the Squeeze Bottle: Transfer batter into a squeeze bottle.
  • Fry the Funnel Cakes: Squeeze batter into hot oil in a circular motion to form spiral shapes. Fry until golden brown.
  • Flip and Drain: Flip funnel cakes and cook until golden brown on both sides. Drain excess oil on paper towels.
  • Dust with Powdered Sugar: Dust warm funnel cakes with powdered sugar using a fine mesh strainer.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Serve warm with your favorite toppings.

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Ensure the oil is at the correct temperature before frying to achieve crispy results.
  • Use a squeeze bottle for easy and precise pouring of the batter.
  • Dust powdered sugar generously for an authentic funnel cake experience.

Variations:

  1. Chocolate Drizzle: Drizzle melted chocolate over the funnel cake for a decadent twist.
  2. Caramel Sauce: Serve with warm caramel sauce for added indulgence.
  3. Ice Cream Topping: Top funnel cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful treat.
  4. Fruit Compote: Serve with fresh fruit compote for a refreshing contrast to the sweetness.
  5. Nutella Spread: Spread Nutella over the funnel cake for a rich and creamy flavor.
  6. Maple Syrup: Drizzle with maple syrup for a classic breakfast-inspired twist.
  7. Whipped Cream: Top with whipped cream and sprinkles for a festive touch.
  8. S’mores Variation: Add crushed graham crackers and marshmallow fluff for a s’mores-inspired treat.
  9. Peanut Butter Drizzle: Drizzle with melted peanut butter for a nutty flavor boost.
  10. Bacon Crumbles: Sprinkle with crispy bacon crumbles for a savory-sweet combination.

What to Serve it With:

  1. Hot Coffee
  2. Cold Milk
  3. Vanilla Ice Cream
  4. Fresh Fruit Salad
  5. Lemonade
  6. Iced Tea
  7. Whipped Cream
  8. Chocolate Milkshake
  9. Hot Chocolate
  10. Fruit Smoothie

Freezing:

  1. Allow the funnel cakes and deep-fried Oreos to cool completely to room temperature.
  2. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ensuring they are not touching each other.
  3. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze until solid, about 1-2 hours.
  4. Once frozen, transfer the funnel cakes and deep-fried Oreos to airtight freezer-safe containers or resealable freezer bags.
  5. Label the containers with the date and store them in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Reheating:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Remove the frozen funnel cakes and deep-fried Oreos from the freezer and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until heated through and crispy.
  4. Alternatively, you can reheat them in an air fryer set to 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through and crispy.
  5. Once heated through, remove from the oven or air fryer and serve immediately.
  6. Optionally, dust with powdered sugar or serve with your favorite toppings before serving.

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Funnel Cake and Deep Fried Oreos

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Instructions

  1. Fill a deep frying vessel (such as a wok or deep skillet) with oil, leaving enough space for the oil to expand when heated. Heat the oil to 350°F (177°C) using a candy or meat thermometer to monitor the temperature.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Whisk until well combined.

  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract until fully combined. Add the granulated sugar and whisk again until incorporated.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix. The batter should be smooth and lump-free.

  5. Transfer the batter into a squeeze bottle with a large enough spout to allow the batter to flow easily. This will make it easier to pour the batter into the hot oil.

  6. Once the oil reaches 350°F (177°C), carefully squeeze the batter into the hot oil in a circular motion, starting from the center and working your way outwards to create a spiral shape. Fry until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes on each side.

  7. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, carefully flip the funnel cake to cook the other side until golden brown. Once cooked, transfer the funnel cake to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

  8. Generously dust the warm funnel cake with powdered sugar using a fine mesh strainer.

  9. Serve the funnel cake warm with your favorite toppings, such as strawberry syrup or any other desired toppings.

  10. For a twist, you can also use the same batter to deep fry Oreos. Simply dip the Oreos in the batter, ensuring they are completely coated, and fry until golden brown. Serve warm with powdered sugar dusting.

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