FUNNEL CAKES

Ingredients:

2 cups vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Pour oil in electric skillet and heat to 375 degrees. Combine beaten eggs and milk in mixing boil. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture. Beat until smooth. Batter should be medium weight, resembling pancake batter.

Hold a finger over the hole, and pour 1/4 cup batter into a small-holed (3/8 to 1/2-inch) funnel. Starting at the center of the skillet, draw a spiral with the batter so that each ring just touches the next one. Fry 2 minutes; turn over and fry 2 minutes. Drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with syrup, jelly, or a mixture of melted butter and lemon juice.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serve immediately
Serves 5-6
Cooking time: About 4 minutes per cake

The Kalamazoo Cook Book (Teri August)