Take me out to the Blogathon, Take me out to the readers!

So the wife’s just went to bed to fall asleep to Alton Brown’s new ‘Feasting on Asphalt’. She is in LUST with him, so… Yeah. Just me now all alone… Now, there is a new site with a toll-free number for going kosher. It’s http://www.gokosher.org and their phone number is 1-888-GO KOSHER for interested parties. I in no was am voicing support, but I figure some out there may want the link! So onto the real reason you all are here: The Food!

Now surprisingly, the closest I’ve EVER found to a Kosher MIX is The Funnel Cake Company, but they have yet to get Kosher certification. Guys, a clue, GET the damn certification! Now, as for making funnel cakes YOURSELF, that’s easy!

Funnel Cakes

4 Cups all-Purpose Flour
4 t Baking Powder
2 t Cinnamon
1 t Salt
Egg Substitute equivalent to 4 Eggs
3 Cups Milk
Vegetable or Peanut Oil

Combine the Flour, baking powder, cinnamon, & sat together and mix until blended.

In another bowl, mix the egg substitute and milk together before folding in the dry goods. We want to stir it together until the mix is combined and smooth, but still fluid overall – about a minute or two with a wooden spoon should do it. You do NOT want it to thicken up, or it’ll be a PAIN to pour out of a funnel or bag!

Pour the oil into a round heavy cast-iron skillet or wok to a depth of about an inch or two, and then heat oil to 360 degrees. If you have a deep fryer, do NOT use it! Trust me, you need the skillet or wok so you have CONTROL over this!

Now, if you have a funnel cake funnel, great! If not, take a LARGE sealable bag and pour the mix into it before snipping off about 1/8 inch of one of the corners.

The next step is to either squeeze or pour the batter into hot oil, moving the container in a slowly inward spiral shape before rotating back out to create almost a circular lattice effect.

Fry the funnel cake for about 1 minute and turn it over before you fry to a rich golden brown.

Remove from the oil and set on a cooling rack covered in paper towels to drain.

These are best eaten sprinkled lightly with confectioners sugar, and eaten JUST after they can be handled safely. Leftover batter can be kept in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days safely, so making the mix before a Carnival or other school event is perfectly fine. Each batch SHOULD make about 20 Funnel cakes, but always keep an eye on the oil level and SLOWLY add more as needed.

So, um… We’re up to $140 towards the Aleph Institute, but we need MORE! So get up and Sponsor Me! There’s still time to get the first cookbook drawing! I’ll be drawing at 10:20 PM PST for the first cook book! 3 posts down, and 45 to go! Shalom and Good Cooking!


July 29, 2006. Blogathon 2006, recipes, snacks.


  1. labrynth replied:

    Hey Steven!

    Good luck with the Blogathon. Though most of us are heading towards the end of the our blogathon session, we’ll still be around for the next 8 hours =)

    All the best! ^_^

  2. Utopia replied:

    I’ve heard rumors of this confection called funnel cake. Never experienced it though.

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