This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
Don't forget to check Shirley's blog.
(by Lois Minnich)
2 cups milk
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. Calumet baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
In a mixer, beat eggs, sugar. Add salt, vanilla and baking powder. Add
milk. Slowly mix in flour. Mix until smooth.
Fill iron skillet 1/4 full with canola oil. Heat very high until oil
is very hot. Using a funnel, cover one end of funnel with your
finger. Fill funnel with batter. With funnel over pan, remove finger
and start letting batter hit oil. Go in all directions so funnel cake
will stay together.
Using a large fork, lift up slightly to look at bottom of funnel
cake. When bottom is golden brown, flip and cook other side. When
fully cooked, put on plate and top with powdered sugar, fruit filling,