All American Funnel Cake
Funnel cakes are a must have at the county fair doughy, sugary, just plain old delicious. Trying to recreate that county fair flavor isn't easy but the All American Funnel Cake says it is. The question now is Does It Work?
What's more American than apple pie and lemonade? A county fair and funnel cakes. But can we really bring home those summer carnival creations? At the Bristol Sunset Cafe where pastries are as fresh as the cup of coffee youďż˝re served, owner, Irene Alves is willing to test out the latest product.
"I actually did have a funnel cake, I had it at
Canopy Lake and in Canada, I like them!"
But can we recreate one in Ireneďż˝s kitchen? The box contains the mix, the powder sugar, metal ring, and pitcher you supply the pan, and the oil and water.
"We have here, I cup of mix.ďż˝
Heat the oil to the right temp and pour in the batter in the metal ring.
"Now we go in circles and in criss/cross.ďż˝
"Oh boy! It's going all over, it's not letting me do circles and criss cross!"
After a few seconds, off comes the ring, and out goes the batter!
"It fell apart."
(Irene throws away batter into garbage can) And out goes the first crack at our recreation. But we give it another try. Maybe this one will, we'll see, if not we'll have to go to a fair to get a funnel cake! But even our second attempt at recreating this county fair original was a flop.
"Does this look like the box?"
"Not even close."
And the taste?
"Once I get passed swallowing the oil first."
Well, let's just say, not very good.
ďż˝So I don't think we'll be seeing a funnel cake on your menu?ďż˝
"Not, anytime time soon!"
Once we left, Irene chilled the batter for about 2-3 hours to see if that makes a difference, it did. The dough held together a little better and the taste still oily, but pretty good. We give the All American Funnel Cake an 8 out of 12.