We first had funnel cakes at Epcot Center in Disney World. We were hooked ever since. When we came home, I had to find a good recipe for that. These are delicious and crisp and sweet and light.
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
Zest of one lemon
1 cup whole milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil, or a neutral oil, for frying
Confectioner’s sugar, for dusting
Heat oil to a 2″ depth in a saucepan.
Whisk together sugar, salt, eggs and lemon zest. Alternate adding a bit of flour and milk, until a smooth batter forms. Transfer the batter to a piping bag.
Swirl the batter into the oil in a circular motion. Fry, flipping once, until golden and crisp. Transfer to a paper-lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining batter.
Allow to cool slightly. Dust with confectioners sugar.