Bring the fair home with funnel cake

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Funnel cake is a fair favorite for a reason, but it's easy to bring it home with a recipe that's easy to follow. Funnel cake makers drizzle a simple flour-based batter into a deep fryer using a funnel – thus the cake's name – and friy them until golden brown for a truly delicious treat.
This funnel cake deviates a bit from tradition: The recipe calls for three different toppings. A combination of cinnamon sugar, a drizzle of chocolate and a simple, classic powdered sugar dusting provide a burst of flavor fit for any palate.
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Funnel cake
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15 minutes
15 minutes
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2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
frying oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Beat the eggs in a bowl, and add the milk, water and vanilla. Whisk well to combine.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Add gradually to the wet ingredients and beat until a smooth batter forms.
Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or a deep pot to 375 F.
Prepare a 1/3 cup measure and a funnel. Cover the bottom of the funnel spout with your finger, and pour 1/3 cup of the batter into the funnel.
Move the funnel over the fryer and release your finger, simultaneously moving the funnel in a circular motion to form a spiral of dough.
Do the same two or three more times, taking care not to overcrowd the pan.
Fry the funnel cakes 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Transfer to a plates lined with paper towels.
Microwave the chocolate chips and shortening for about 30 seconds, and stir together until both are melted.
Combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and cinnamon.
Drizzle 3 funnel cakes with chocolate, followed by a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Serve warm.
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