Homemade Funnel Cake Recipe – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 772

[Music] Hi guys!I’m Laura Vitale and on this episode
of Laura in the Kitchen, I’m going to show you how to make funnel cakes! Now, a while back I posted a video here asking
what your favorite boardwalk food is, and one of them – the most requested was funnel
cake. And, I am giving a shout out to my girl Latasha C. I know she’s a really big fan and
supporter of mine – on pretty much all of my channels and I really appreciate your support
so much Latasha, so in honor of you and this being one of your favorites, I decided to
make this today – and I’m really excited because I love funnel cakes. And it really, truly is just one of those
things that I don’t really eat very often. I don’t find myself – I mean, it’s a treat
food, you know what I mean? So, I’m really excited to share it with you today, and thank
you so much to all of you that left a comment, and I have two more videos coming up in the
future – two remaining recipes that you requested and your shout outs. So stay tuned for that. But, to get started, you are going to need
very – to make actual funnel cake is really really easy and simple. You;ll need some all
purpose flour, salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, whole milk, eggs, vanilla extract and
vegetable oil. Now what I have here is a ten inch cast iron skillet. You want to fill it
half way up with vegetable oil. You don’t want to go any higher than that
or any lower. It’s really difficult for me to tell you how much oil you need – you just
need enough to fill your skillet half way up the sides. So, that’s getting nice and hot, over about
375F degrees. I have a little wooden spoon here, I don’t have a thermometer, so here’s
a tip. You put the end of a wooden spoon in there. You see bubbles all around the edge – the
base? That means your oil is hot enough. So, I’ve
got that going and let’s get going on our batter. It’s so easy, think of this as like
pancake batter. Because that’s really all it is. It’s a tiny bit different as far as
the amounts of everything you need – the ratio. The eggs, I put them in there, I also like
to add just a splash of vanilla, I need a little vanilla in mine. And then I like to
whisk these together just to give them a heads up before we put them into the dry ingredients. Now, what I have here is a funnel cake funnel?
pourer? I don’t even know what you call this – but basically a long time ago, I bought,
online, a funnel cake kit because it came with this and the reason why I like to use
this and I know a lot of people use a funnel – to use a funnel, you have to hold your finger
at the very bottom of the funnel so that none of the batter spills out and you release when
you’re really close to the oil. I find that to be very dangerous, so think
about this. You have the funnel here, you are moving your finger, the batter goes in,
the oil splashes up, you get burned, that’s so unsafe and I don’t like that. So, I suggest really looking into one of these,
they are so inexpensive. I think it was like five bucks. If you don’t have this, you don’t
want to look for it, you can’t find it, use a measuring cup with a really nice spout,
that way it’s easy for you to pour it in. Just be careful that not everything comes
out at the same time. Just wanted to give you that tip because I
don’t want you to use a funnel, I think that’s really dangerous. So I’m just whisking these together briefly,
they don’t have to be perfect, I”m bringing my dry ingredients closer to me and I”m going
to pour this in. And now what I’m going to do is I am just
going to mix this together really well until I have a really nice smooth batter. A few
little lumps here and there is okay but for the most part you do want this to be kind
of smooth. That’s perfect! That’s what I’m looking for.
I’m just going to take my little ladle here – how appropriate, I’m going to fill this
up. I don’t want to fill the whole thing up, I’m going to do it in batches just because
I find it easier to pour this when it’s not super super full. Now in a pretty steady stream, I do this in
like a big circle, right – and then I kind of go over top like that. Look at the perfect consistency. I love you so much! [Laughing] I kill myself. I kill myself I tell ya! What I have back here is a baking sheet that
I’ve lined pretty well with some paper towels just because you need to drain out the excess
oil. Now, can you just look at the puffiness of this thing? I mean, come on! Now you know it’s going to be good, you know
it’s going to be golden brown – and you do want this to be a beautiful deep golden brown
on both sides. Just because it is going to be the texture of an actual funnel cake. The amount this makes, depending on how big
you make them, this size, I’m going to say you’re probably going to get maybe three or
four because they’re pretty big. But normally, you would get about 6 out of this recipe.
But, as always, LauraintheKitchen.com will have the recipe written and all the instructions
and everything. I’m going to babysit this until it’s beautiful
golden brown, going to flip it, and it should flip really really easily. I’m actually – I
want to show you when I flip it, but you can see – especially on this side, it’s getting
beautiful, it needs to be a little bit darker brown, it’s a little too light still. And
my favorite part are these little itty bitty pieces right there. I don’t know why all the
little itty bitty pieces on the edges, it’s like, to me, that’s the best part of anything
that’s fried is the little edges that get so so crispy. That’s the best. I’m just going to babysit this and then we’ll
flip it and then we’ll keep on going. As that finishes cooking, I’m just going to
dig into one. I’m going to go for this one right here because it’s pointless to make
yourself, and myself wait any longer. Aahh… I’m so happy! I’m so happy that on a weekend night, I’m
at home making funnel cakes. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. [crunch] Perfectly crispy which you can hear. Look
at that, on the side. It’s perfectly cooked, you can top these with whatever you want.
Personally, nothing is better than powdered sugar. Look at that one! Aahhh.. Now, I’ve got people to tend to, two more
to make, and you need to hop on over to Laurainthekitchen.com to get this recipe and make them for your
friends and family this weekend! Hope you have enjoyed spending time with me,
Latasha, thank you so much for your suggestion, and everyone else, thank you so much for your
wonderful suggestions. And any time you want to leave me a suggestion for a recipe, please
do so down below, I always read all of your comments. Always. Thank you so much for watching, guys, and
I’ll see you next time! Bye!

100 thoughts on “Homemade Funnel Cake Recipe – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 772

  1. I have been watching you since I was 4 and now I am 15 you are my idol also can you make banana bread please !!!!!!!

  2. I like to top it off with chocolate syrup๐Ÿซand fruit๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ

  3. I'm tired of looking for places where they sale funnel cakes & this video might just be my life saver! So easy so yummy thank you. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ I'm gonna try it this weekend, hopefully ill make them as good as you did it ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. Your should make fried cheesecake๐Ÿ˜ That's like my favorite thing to eat when I go out some were or want something sweet… but I don't know how to make it, and your the best one for the job๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. I've been watching you since I was 1 and now i'm 19 can you make banana pops please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Hi Laura! Loved your recipe. Do you have a recipe for Matcha green tea cheesecake? I'd love to see a recipe for this.

  7. This is a well-known sweet dessert of Afghans, Indians, Pakistani people. It's actually called Jalebi though it's slightly different from how we make it.. but the idea is same as jalebi. And usually when we make it we use a ketchup or pancake bottle to pour the batter in the hot oil. Works easily and makes nice different shapes!

  8. i like to make a funel cake in deeped fryed with the funel botte
    can you show me how to do it saftey
    and plaisc things near the hot fryer its unsafe and very dangerous
    you get burn and i get burn i do not like that at all
    and that is no funny to get burn
    that is no laughing matter what so ever when you get splashshes up all on the walls the is not funny no laughing and its not nice and we do not want that and its not funny and i do not fine that funny and its not nice and its not good and its not nice and its not a joke and its not nice and we do not want that at all
    and its not nice and it must not be laughed about someone getting hurt and its not nice and its not funny and its not good and we do not want that at all and its not nice and we do not want anyone getting hurt and its not nice and we do not want that at all and we do not like someone getting hurt and its paintful and its not nice at all and its not funny and we do not want anyone getting burned and its not nice and its not funny no laughing
    playing with hot oil i fine that unsafe
    i that very unsafe and its not good
    we do not want anyone to burn them self
    that is not funny
    we do not want that happing
    and its not nice

  9. Hi laura. the funnel cake looks awesome. is this what everyone eats at amusement parks too? Also, I forgot to add more cuisines our fellow YouTubers highly request. can u also make more Brazilian and Polish food and post them on YouTube? I really want to see how u make pรฃo de queijo (Brazilian cheese bread) and pierogi? pretty plzzzz? Pls do it for the YouTube community.

  10. the recipe makes a lot… i dnt need that much… can you save the rest of the batter ? & if so, for how long…

  11. Just came across one of your videos and I have watched at least 15 in a row!!!! Awesome videos! Can't wait to get cooking! โค๏ธ

  12. I used your recipe and made funnel cakes, funnel cake balls and funnel cake sticks out of one batch. The funnel sticks were a hit, served with hot maple syrup and hot chocolate sauce.

  13. YOURE SO FUNNY AND I LOVE YOUR SHOW AND I LOVE YOU LAURA WOOHOOO "You do you boo." -I think it was the pretzel episode?

  14. Lovely cakes. You are gifted and generous to share all of these tasty recipes. ..(and probably the only time you
    eat the rich ones ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I made these today and they were so GOOD!!! As I was making them, me and my family just ate everything and were staring at the pan as they fried like hungry wolves waiting for the next one ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  16. Omg Laura. You truly are the queen! Amazing cooking. I watch you daily I hope you never quit your channel. Much love! Blessings to you and your family

  17. I just wanted to say how much I love your recipes and videos! ALL of the recipes I used from you ALL have worked perfectly and turned out beautifully! I NEVER have to wonder how it's going to work out when it's your recipe, ALWAYS 100%. THANK YOU!

  18. Hummm, deve ser delicioso…
    Aรงรบcar com canela por cima fica muito bom!๐Ÿ˜ฆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’

  19. Thanks again for your help with your wonderful recipe I will definitely be making this yummy.๐Ÿ˜Š I have always wanted to learn how to make this thanks .

  20. Is this known as fried dough anywhere other than NY? I've always known it as fried dough. I learned the rest of the world called it funnel cake when I moved to VA.

  21. I bought the while kit at bug lots for less than $10 include two packs if batter mix a ring, pair if tongs, container to pour and a shaker for powdered sugar. Had it for almost 3 years never used it that's why now I need a recipe .

  22. Well… whoโ€™s looking at this video 2019 ๐Ÿ˜ Iโ€™m going to make funnel cake right now because I have never tried it before, thanks Laura youโ€™re the best! Love ๐Ÿ’– Elin from Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

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