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...the Day After

Food hangovers, tight pants, piles of leftovers, and tons of trash. Sound like your house? Need an easy vintage breakfast idea without buying one single thing? Mom's Fried Cakes. A cross between a funnel cake, beignet and a donut. Scrumptious. Might as well forget starting that diet just yet. If you have children in the house, as we do, you'll need to feed them SOMEthing, so why not these easy little treats?!


2 egg yolks

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

2 egg whites

1 cup flour

veggie oil for frying

powdered sugar for coating


Separate eggs and place yolks in medium size bowl.

Beat yolks with sugar using a wire whisk

until the sugar is well incorporated.

In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients

with the milk and mix well.

Add to egg/sugar mixture and whisk together.

In a small bowl, using a hand held mixer,

beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Fold egg whites into other mixture to combine.

Pour veggie oil in a heavy skillet or frying pan

until it comes about 1/3 of the way up the sides.

Heat oil on medium heat and drop batter by

tablespoonfuls to fry.

Rotating cakes to brown on each side.

These cook pretty fast, so have a cooling rack

or plate lined with paper towels ready to go

before you start as well as the powdered sugar.

As soon as they have drained, place them

on a serving plate and sprinkle heavily with

powdered sugar (we use a sifter) while they are still hot.

After the plate is filed up with these little fried cakes,it will be like the best powdered donuts you've ever tasted! Quite similar to a beignet and delicious all day long! These would be great for a yummy sweet breakfast or for afternoon coffee or tea time. You could probably cover these with a cinnamon sugar mixture in lieu of powdered sugar, but am unsure if it would coat as well.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!



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