Funnel Cakes And The Fourth Of July

by Caterina Borg, Good Food Gourmet on July 4, 2015

Funnel Cakes And The Fourth Of July, www.goodfoodgourmet.comThe Fourth of July holiday officially kicks off the summer season each year, and after prepping all of the food, my mind always goes to what we will be eating for dessert or while watching the fireworks. I realized that I had not shared my recipe for funnel cakes, so I wanted to show you just how easy they are to make. This is my mother’s recipe for tiganites (tee-ga-nee-tes) that I have tweaked slightly to create a pourable funnel cake batter.
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Grape Leaf Dolmades The Greek Way, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

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Remembering The Professor And A Welsh Rarebit, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

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Armenian Rice Pilaf, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

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Really Good, Really Vegan Pancakes, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

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