Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Do you have a sweet tooth?

 While we were at Silver Dollar City this 
month, we just had to look for their 
Apple Dumplings with Cinnamon Ice Cream!
Yum, yum!!  I took this photo on my cellphone
and sent it to my kids who sent back texts saying 
things like "so not fair!"  I'm a good parent 
that way...I like to share everything I do. 

I'm still missing Branson and was
having a "gotta have something sweet moment",
so since I'd been thinking of Branson I
thought...Funnel Cakes...which can be found
in abundance there.  So, I just whipped up
a batch of batter and decided to share a couple
of photos and the recipe with you.

Funnel Cakes
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
2 TB. sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
Oil for frying

In a skillet, heat the oil on medium-high heat until hot.
You can test by dropping a pinch of flour in the oil and
when it sizzles, it's ready.

Beat egg and milk.  Mix all the other ingredients in a
separate bowl and add slowly to the egg mixture. 
Beat until smooth.

Using a funnel, drop batter into hot oil starting at
the center and working outward in a web pattern.
Cook a couple of minutes until golden and slightly puffed.

Flip over once while cooking.  

 Then sprinkle with powdered sugar
and serve.

I couldn't find my sifter so I just used a teaspoon to
sprinkle on the powdered sugar.  It really looks
much better to sift the powder over the cake!  
It was yummy.  I don't have any idea how many
calories are in this, and being a (slight) diabetic I 
shouldn't eat this at all.  I'll be good tomorrow!  

Life is uncertain.  Eat dessert first.  
~Ernestine Ulmer 

Until next time...


  1. Cheryl, I got SDC's recipe for funnel cakes many years ago and have never made them. Glad you reminded me. I know my grands would love them! Maybe I can talk them out of beignets next visit and do these instead.

    Yours look delish!

  2. Hi Cheryl,

    The Apple Dumplings and funnel cakes look delicious. I love SDC and Branson. We didn't get there this year and I miss it.

    Have a great day.

  3. I made these just once and they were so good that I've never dared to make them again. Yours looks especially delicious. Now you must make some when the kids are over to make up for that photo you sent them.

  4. Both look sooo yummy!
    The Apple Dumpling would be my choice, funnel cakes are tasty too. I might have to try this recipe, I'm sure my two guys would love it!

  5. i love the funnel cakes, and had not idea how easy it would be, but i don't have a funnel since i never cook or bake. and they were right, so not fair to show that ice cream and apple dumpling.

  6. I wouldn't dare make them for I would for sure eat them. Now Cinnamon Ice Cream?? That sounds interesting.

  7. Do I have a sweet tooth? YES I DO!

    Thanks for the recipe :-)

    Have a nice day :-)


  8. Boy do I ever have a sweet tooth...and this looks so good, thanks for sharing it! :D

  9. yes, you are an evil mother. and an evil blogger...

  10. Oh baby do I ever have a sweet tooth. The Ponderosa is about 90 miles from Branson. We never leave until Hubs has been to McFarlin's for some of their 'road kill' pie.

    Wonderful pics of your trip sweetie!

    God bless and have a marvelous day! :o)

  11. i have several sweet teeth!! ;) and i agree with "no fair"...this just isn't right!!

  12. I have made funnel cakes before.... yummy. Yours look great!

  13. Unfortunately I do have a sweet tooth and your photos and recipe are making it want to be fed. I especially love apple desserts at this time of year.

  14. Wish you hadn't shown me how easy it is to do at home - darn it - I love those things and I shouldn't eat them either!


  15. My fav would be anything apple. The photos sure do look good! DH and I are both diabetic so I really try to limit what we eat for our 'sweet tooth' especially DH. I am more a salty crunchy type girl!!

  16. Cheryl, you just woke my sweet tooth up and it is screaming for those funnel cakes or that apple dumpling! LOL! You are quite industrious making funnel cakes yourself! I have only had them at the fair or Canton Trades Days! I know your homemade ones are even better!! blessings ~ tanna

  17. This looks DELICIOUS!! I've never had a funnel cake! I know, every strange. I need to try this!!! Enjoy your day!

  18. I haven't made funnel cakes in years! And, yes, funnel cakes and SDC go together. Dang that looks good! I might just have to "whip some up"

    Have a wonderful day!

  19. Those desserts look so good! I had no idea funnel cake was this easy.
    Enjoyed your tour of SDC. It has been years since we visited and your pictures make me want to go.

    Have a good weekend.

  20. I do have a very big sweet tooth. I will be in trouble with this one. The recipe looks so yummy. I apple tree even produced great apples this year.
    Thanks for the recipe!