Funnel Cakes Recipe (Fried Dough) – Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking
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Funnel Cakes Recipe (Fried Dough) – Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking

Hi Bold Bakers! One of the best things about summertime is
going to the fair and trying fair food. Fair food is pretty much everything and anything
fried. Now a really good example of this is funnel
cake. This delicacy is fried batter with a strawberry
sauce on top and whipped cream and let me tell you, you have not lived until you have
tried this. The recipe is on my website,
along with all of my other fun summer recipes. Okay, we are gonna start out in a nice large
bowl. So we are gonna sift together some flour,
baking powder, and salt. So the reason that we’re sifting it is just
to get out any lumps. Okay so those are our dry ingredients, now
into here I am going to add in some eggs, and milk. And then with a whisk, you do this all by
hand, super easy, just whisk it together until you form a batter. So now if you don’t eat eggs you can replace
each egg with four tablespoons of milk, and that will work well too. Okay so this is our batter, looking great,
now I’m gonna pop this into the fridge, let it just rest up for around 30 minutes and
we’re gonna make our strawberry sauce. Into a heavy-bottomed saucepan we are going
to add some quartered strawberries, a little bit of sugar, and some water. Now you just wanna turn this to a medium low
heat, and just let this mix come to a simmer just for a few minutes. So our strawberries have been simmering for
around 4-5 minutes, they’re nice and soft, so at this point I’m going to add in our corn
starch that is mixed with a little bit of water, and when you add that in, you want
to just give it a stir around to make sure that it just mixes with everything else and
there’s no lumps. Lovely, you can see it already start to thicken
the sauce. And then I’m gonna add a little bit of vanilla
extract. So we’re gonna let this simmer for another
minute or so just to let the cornstarch activate, and then we’re gonna turn off the heat and
set it aside. So while my strawberry sauce is cooling down,
I have saucepan over here, with around 1.5 inches to 2 inches of oil, now you can use
any kind of flavorless oil, canola, vegetable, I just don’t recommend olive oil or coconut
oil. So I have this on a medium to low heat and
I’m just gonna let that heat up. So here I have a piping bag to pipe my batter
into my frying pan. You can also use a Ziploc bag or obviously
you can use a funnel to get that lovely fun shape. So what I’m going to do is just fill this
up with my batter, then cut a small hole in the bottom, into our oil that’s nice and medium
heat, pretty much just start to write like you’re doing a pen, just squiggle all the
way around, you can get creative, go back and forth, no matter what you do here, this
funnel cake is gonna look great. Perfect, so you want around half a cup of
batter per funnel cake, lovely. And then we’re just gonna let that simmer
for around three minutes on each side, until it’s golden brown. You’ll see it start to turn brown pretty quickly. Without a doubt this is summer recipe, I remember
the first fair that I went to, in California, it was actually the Marin county fair that
I went to with Kevin. So much fun, great food, rides, there were
animals, there was a cow trying to lick Kevin, it was really so much fun. If you have a fair near you, I strongly suggest
that you go. So it’s been three minutes, I can see that
my funnel cake is nice and brown, carefully turn it over, and cook it for another three
minutes on the other side. So there you have a beautiful funnel cake,
almost ready to be eaten, I’m just gonna cook off the rest of the batter first. This is a really easy and fun recipe to make
at home and honestly you only need around two inches of oil. You don’t need to fill up a pot with oil. Just a little bit and it will fry them just
fine. Once they are all fried off they are ready
to be decorated. So here in have mine on a plate and I’m gonna
dust it very generously with some icing sugar. Then I’m gonna add some of our cooled down
strawberry sauce. Look at that. It’s a lovely color as well. And then to top it all off, we’ve got a
little bit of whipped cream right here. Fantastic, look at that. Without a doubt, a feast for the eyes and
for the tummy. Once of the benefits to this recipe, from
start to finish it is really fast. So in no time at all you’re gonna be enjoying
homemade funnel cake. [Laughs] Oh, man. Seriously, what could be bad about fried batter,
cream, strawberries, sugar, I’m telling you, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried this. I hope you enjoyed this episode and make sure
you check out because I have got tons of recipes up there perfect
for summertime. I’ll see you back here really soon for more
Bigger Bolder Baking.

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100 thoughts on “Funnel Cakes Recipe (Fried Dough) – Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking

  1. Hey Gemma! Lovely recipe.
    The base of the cake reminds me of Indian sweet (โ€œJalebiโ€ made of plain flour then fry then dipped in sugar syrup)
    But this one seems much easier ๐Ÿ˜Š will try it. Thank you!

  2. this super and easy recipes. and this is special for all occasions. and hi I am from Sri Lanka. And you where?

  3. awesome&thanks gemma.this is a good recipe I gotta try.i had funnel cakes at my fair in missur a good,kind&lovely soul gemma.bravo..

  4. This is somehow like a indian desert jalebi . But it looks amazing so will be its taste ๐Ÿ˜Š.
    Hope you have a great day will surely make it and post on your website๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  5. WOOHOO… I'm stocking up on ingredients since this year I won't have to worry about the booth that makes funnel cakes running out this year! The 4th of July carnival event is the largest the city I live puts on each year (on 3rd or 5th when the 4th falls on a Sunday). This year, I'll have funnel cake w/o fear of no batter. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜Ž Are there any major changes when using frozen berries?

  6. I've never heard of funnel cake but this looks like jilipi or jalebi, an Indian dessert/snack. We soak the jalebis in sugar syrup after frying them. Jalebis are also more crisp than what the funnel cake looks like, but they both look very similar. I'm going to try this recipe. I love jalebis and I feel like I'm going to like this too.

  7. Hello Gemma Iโ€™m quite new to your channel and itโ€™s so amazing that this channel exits because if it didnโ€™t I will be very very mad and did you know that my talent is Baking/cooking so Iโ€™m so happy that I found this channel thank you Gemma

  8. Gemma I was wondering if you can make a pineapple upside down cake or a homemade banana spilt with raspberry and white chocolate?plz?๐Ÿ™‚

  9. This looks so good!!! Funnel cakes are so expensive at fun fairs and amusement parks….this one looks like a way better deal. So much fresher! Thanks for this ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Yummy! Hey Gemma could you try making a Russian honey cake – people say its really good and worth the time

  11. This is great! It's actually one of my mother's favorite favorite desserts! When she moved here to the U.S. in San Francisco from Germany, the SF pier always had about 1 to 2 cars where people would make them. This stopped about 15 to 20 years ago. So now we just see them at Faires or Great America Theme Park and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk…so it's really a treat when we have them!

  12. Hi Gemma. In order to make this gluten free, what flour would you recommend best for frying? Thanks.

    P.S. I love your recipes.

  13. Omg! I always wanted to make funnel cakes at home ๐Ÿ™‚ I will buy the ingredients and give it a try..thanks for sharing

  14. Ive actualy never seen funnel cake with whipped cream. Its always been soft serve icecream! The hot cake makes it all melty and soaks it up and its yummy and creamy, and then when the cake is gone there is usually some icecream left thats still cold and unmelted and so you get a nice cool down at the end on a hot summer day.

  15. Gemma I am your biggest fan ever ๐Ÿ˜€ I love your recipes ๐Ÿ˜˜and they are always yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹I always try your recipes๐Ÿ’œ

  16. Hii. I loved this recipe. Can you show us how to make a cake in a microwave with cake mix instead of the normal ingredients? Love you Gemma

  17. Hi Gemma ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป I would love for you to make a video on how to make โ€œCoffee Torteโ€ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโ™ฅ๏ธ

  18. Nom nom, these funnel cakes with strawberry sauce and cream look so very delicious! Wonderful recipe and video, Gemma!

  19. omg i loved it…. it is very similar to an indian sweet called 'jalebi'…. its like a funnel cake covered in sugar syrup.
    also… cud u pls make a video on diet food? like something that is delicious bt still very healthy? ๐Ÿ˜€
    i love watching ur videos….

  20. Haii. Can you do a video where you make cookies with cake mix and bake them in the microwave? Im wierd lol ik. Love you Gemma

  21. Ma'am i am a huge fan of urs……
    Actually recently i watched ur best ever chocolate cake recipe…. but u have used eggs….. i even referred to ur egg substitute chart but i can use only buttermilk substitute bcz i also dont like banana……. but the problem is the recipe already contains buttermilk……so what can i do…..will i increase the quantity of butter milk….

  22. Maam i loved this recipe…… n i wanted to make a request that please post a classic old fashioned eggless chocolate cake without butter or condensed milk…..n rather with oil n milk etc
    I would be really happy if u post this recipe

  23. Instead of whipping cream, I always like to eat it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream instead. Cold + hot = delicious. Just like molten lava cake

  24. Very nice video Gemma…thanks for sharing! Nice to know we can just pipe them in like that. ๐Ÿ‘

  25. i fried some cakes today! i added a little strawberry essence in the dough…aint too bad!
    thanks Gemma!

  26. Hello. I try to sign up for the recipe,but it's said page no longer exists. Wonder why. Please and please let me know if I can sign up for the recipe page. Thanks

  27. I made the funnel cake last night minus the strawberry syrup because i was out of fresh berries but still soooo yummy! I must note that I added vanilla extract and cinnamon to the batter.. it truly was amazing… thanks for sharing.

  28. Its almost like jalebi, a very common dessert in india but I think I have to try this one with strawberry sauce. looks yummy.

  29. Hi Gemma! I have a question. In this video, you mentioned that you do not recommend olive oil or coconut oil to cook this with. I understand the olive oil because of the strong flavor, but why not the coconut oil?

  30. Hi dear, thanks for the recipe. I just want to know, since this recipe calls for all purpose flour and baking powder, can I use self rising flour instead. And can I use frozen strawberries instead of the fresh ones

  31. Tried this recipe out today and it came out perfect. Thank you for sharing it with us, as here in the UK I've never tasted these before.

  32. Hello it looks greate …can I do it a few hours before I serve it or is it nessesery to serve it immidiatly

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