Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Funnel Cakes~Frugal Gift Idea

* I love to bake for Christmas! I bake the whole month~to give away to friends and family. Of course we have a nibble or two along the way in the Shindorf household! Yum~I am dreaming of fudge. I love chocolate fudge with a glass of ice cold milk.  This year with my trip I am simplifying Christmas. I will be gone half of the month falling in love with my new grandson so I am making mixes to give away instead of all my baking. The great thing about giving a nice mix is~ during the Christmas rush we have so many goodies. A mix can be used after the season during those long months of winter. It is a nice treat to look forward to.
I thought this Funnel Cake would be wonderful! ~And so cute in a nice bag with a funnel attached!

1 cup of sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cinnamon

In a bowl mix all dry ingredients. Store in an airtight container.


Funnel Cake
1 egg
1 cup of milk

*Put Funnel Cake Mix in a bowl.
* Add egg and milk~stir.
* Heat oil in skillet to 375 degrees.
*Fill funnel~holding finger over the end of the funnel, let go and pour 1/2 cup into skillet . As batter flows move funnel in circles to form a spiral cake. 
*Fry about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
* Sprinkle with powdered sugar, glaze or nuts. Makes  6 cakes.


Sandra said...

Our family LOVES funnel cakes. This is a good idea. I have never heard of giving it like this.

Domestic Goddess said...

That is a really cute idea. I could make that in a canning jar and get a funnel at the dollar store and tie it on the jar with a pretty ribbon.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Great Idea...And have never heard of a funnel cake!
Hope You enjoy your Grandbaby....Such a blessing!

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

I have given 'Brownie Bars' in a jar as gifts before and friends loved them. Same idea as the funnel cakes. Layer up the dry ingredients in a glass jar - the layers of flour, cocoa, nuts and dried cranberries look really festive too. Top with a fabric lid and tie with ribbon or raffia and attach recipe - the friend adds the wet ingredients when she is ready to bake. I sometimes tie on a Christmas cookie cutter as an extra gift. I will be sharing my recipe and this idea at my Christmas blog.



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