not good for you, but oh so good

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Someone asked for dessert the other night.  I’m not saying who, but he might be married to Abby. 😮

But Abby and I didn’t have anything prepared.

So we improvised (aka, looked at the ingredients we had handy and then went to the internet to google funnel cake).

Enter Paula Deen.

Or rather (since Paula Deen didn’t come knocking at the door), check out this crazy easy recipe from Paula Deen for funnel cakes.

Not going to lie to you … this recipe is not a “healthy” one.

But wow.

Even with our pathetic attempts to make it less bad [we swapped out whatever oil she uses for frying (it was not specified) coconut oil, used organic flour, raw milk, pastured butter, aluminum free baking soda, sea salt and organic powdered sugar], it’s not a healthful dessert.  But it is easy and delicious and definitely Pin-worthy.

We did make a few notable changes to her process.

This is what we did:

Melt about a cup of Coconut Oil in a large heavy-bottomed frying pan.

Follow her directions to mix the wet ingredients (milk, egg and vanilla) in one bowl.  The dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, sugar in another).  Combine (in batches).  Then fold in the melted butter.

This is where we switched things up.

We didn’t have a funnel handy, so when the oil was hot hot (if you sprinkle the tiniest bit of water in the oil and it sizzles, it’s hot hot!), we poured a quarter cup of batter into a sandwich-size baggie, snipped the end and  created a swirly confection in the oil.


Then back to Ms. Deen’s recipe.  Let it cook for 2-3 minutes, then using tongs, turn it over and cook for one more minute.  Remove from the oil (we put it on a paper towel to drain some of the oil.)  Turned it over again.  Put it on a serving plate and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

OH … EM … GEE.

Dangerously delicious.

Dangerously easy.

That’s O’Mamas … we’re dangerous.


Jeanne & Abby



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