fruit, chocolate sauce, glaze or cinnamon sugaroptional toppings
Add the eggs, water, sugar, milk, and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until frothy.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and whisk. You may need to switch to stirring with a spatula as the batter thickens.
Fill a piping bag or storage bag with the batter. A piping tip isn't needed, but you can use a coupler or a round piping tip if you prefer.
Place oil into a dutch oven or large pot.
Place over medium heat and let it come up to 390 degrees F. Use a candy thermometer or deep frying thermometer.
Carefully pipe 2-3 inch lines of batter into the hot oil. Use scissors, knife or your finger to break the batter off. Don't crowd the fries, so only pipe 5 to 6 at a time and pipe even less if your notice your oil dropping in temperature.
Fry on both sides until golden brown about 45-60 seconds.
Using a spider strainer, remove and let drain on paper towels for 1-2 mins.
Dust with powdered sugar or other toppings
This recipe can be used to make funnel cakes.For a crispier funnel cake, reduce the flour in half.If you find that the batter is too thick to stir, add an additional 1 tablespoon of water.If the batter is taking longer than 1-2 mins to fry, your oil is not hot enough. You may need to reduce the amount of batter you are adding at once.You can test the oil by sprinkling a small amount of flour into the hot oil and if it sizzles the oil is hot enough.