One of the best parts about going to county fairs and tourist areas is being able to sample a lovely array of somewhat naughty foods. They are naughty simply because they would never fit into the health food category but at the same time make you feel good by indulging. Who can resist piping hot soft pretzels, elephant ears, funnel cake or even just the heavenly smell of cotton candy not to mention the glistening red candy apples and delectable caramel corn?
3 c unbleached flour
2 c milk
½ tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
topping of choice: sugar/cinnamon, icing sugar, chocolate sprinkles, and etc.
Heat oil to 190ºC/375ºF. Beat the eggs and milk together. Stir in vanilla. Mix the flour, baking poser, salt and sugar together in a separate bowl. Mix into the egg mixture beating well so there are no lumps. Pour the batter into a squeeze bottle. Squeeze batter while moving the bottle in different directions to form a somewhat lacy pattern. Fry until golden brown, turn and fry other side. Drain on paper towel lined cooling rack. Sprinkle with topping of choice if desired.