Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Is In The Air

Today is the first day of Autumn/Fall. I love the crisp cool air we are beginning to feel. The leaves are starting to change. For some it's the beginning of football. But me I also love a good State Fair. We haven't went to one in a couple of years. But when I think about one. It's not only the rides, or the games. It's the food. The funnel cakes, candy apples, cotton candy, Philly cheese steak sandwiches, corn dogs, caramel corn, turkey legs, and etc.

  I didn't realize it had been so long since we had been to a Fall Festival or State Fair. These are pics from a local Fall Festival.                  

Then these are from the State Fair in Perry, GA.  We went to see my Step-Daughter in the parade.  As you can see the kids had a blast.  This was before blogging days so I didn't think to take pics of any of the food.

Makayla  had a Fall Festival at school this past Friday.  No funnel cakes but we did have cotton candy, and sno cones.

                                                Makayla's teacher in the dunking booth.

So from now until the end of October I will be featuring a recipe each week on Tuesdays for a food you would find at a State or Local Fair. So each week, please share your recipes for a food that you may have at your State Fair that we don't have down here in the south.

My first one is my very most favorite.

Funnel Cakes

2 beaten eggs
1 1/2 Cups milk
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Cups cooking oil
Powdered sugar

In small bowl, combine beaten eggs, and mik.  In large mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add egg mixture to dry mixture.  Beat until smooth. 
In an 8-inch skillet, heat cooking oil to 360.  Using a finger to cover the bottom opening of a funnel with a 1/2 inch spout (inside diameter) pour about 1/2 cup of batter into the funnel.  Remove finger, and release batter into hot oil, moving funnel in a circular motion to form a spiral.
Cook about 2 1/2 minutes or until golden brown.  Using 2 wide metal spatulas, carefully turn cake over.  Cook about a minute more.  Drain on paper towels.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Repeat with remaining batter.  Makes 4-5 cakes.

Can also use other toppings if so desired.  Cinnamon, and sugar, whipped crem and strawberries, chocolate syrup, etc.