FUNNEL CAKE FRYERS AND FUNNEL CAKE EQUIPMENT
Funnel Cakes are a fried pastry snack - consisting of batter that is poured through a "funnel" (or specialized funnel cake pitcher) directly into a rounded mold ring approximately 6" to 8" in diameter and then immersed into a funnel cake (shallow) fryer.
As the dough comes out in approximately a ¼" diameter "pour," the web of batter is crisscrossed within the circular diameter to form a lattice which sticks together. Depending upon the temperature and the diameter of the "pour" out of the funnel or pouring can, it may take approximately one minute per side to brown off and sufficiently cook the batter.
When the batter is cooked brown on the bottom (you'll know, because the little stringy parts extended to open areas are brown) take the fork - lift up the funnel cake up near one of the edges - place the circular strainer underneath - and gently turn it over. Then fry the other side - soon as both sides are browned, set it on a 10" plate - liberally sprinkle confectionery sugar and it is ready now for sale.
HOW DOES FUNNEL CAKES DIFFER FROM FRIED DOUGH, ELEPHANT EARS OR FRYER SAUCERS?
While both "pastry snacks" are cooked best in our FW-12 Fryers, the basic ingredients are quite different. Frying Saucers are a yeast dough type product - Funnel Cakes are a batter prepared with leaving agent - but basically without the yeast.
Funnel Cakes cook at about 375 to 400 degrees. Frying Saucers and Elephant Ears require about a 350 degree cooking temperature. If you roll them out, the Frying Saucers cook about 30 seconds to a side - Funnel Cakes take up a little less room, because you merely add 90 ounces of water (6 ounces less than 3 quarts) in a mixing container- add the flour gradually- whisk the mixture- let it "wet out" pour it from the large mixing container into the small one-half gallon size pitcher - fill up your "funnel pouring pitcher" with the half gallon size container. It's a lot easier this way. Frying Saucers require a lot more space for "proofing" (letting the dough rise) rolling and finishing.
WHAT "TOOLS" ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE FUNNEL CAKES?
At a minimum you will need a wire whisk - a half gallon pitcher - and a special funnel type pouring pitcher. In addition, you have the fork, spatula, circular strainer/lifting tool, the "sugaring Pan" and the sugar sifter. Our Funnel Cake Tool Kit combines these items into one package.
Your food cost is low in Funnel Cakes you can afford to use the original Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake Mix (not the imitation Pennsylvania Dutch Mix or any other imitation). In fact, if you saved your entire mix expense, you wouldn't save much - this is basically an 85% gross profit item. Therefore, the goal has to be to maximize the 85% profit chunks of money - and not worry about cutting your food cost a penny or two!
HOW TO CHOOSE A FUNNEL CAKE FRYER
How fast a fryer will cook is largely based on "recovery time". Recovery time is the amount of time the fryer needs to get back to optimum temperature after the product has "shocked" the oil. Once your mix touches the oil the temperature will drop (shock) and then it must recover and get back up to temperature to cook quickly, properly and reduce oil absorption by the mix. Gas funnel cake fryers will be the fastest.
ELECTRIC FUNNEL CAKE FRYERS
These electric funnel cake fryers also work great for Elephant Ears, French Waffles, Fry Bread, Churros and Donuts. Funnel Cake fryer capacity depends on the number of watts (which can depend on your line voltage), the depth of your cooking oil, the quality of your funnel cake mix, the temperature of your batter, the amount of batter you pour and your unwillingness to wait a few moments if your oil has declined in the "high oil absorption" range. When you add oil, you lose rhythm and production suffers dramatically.
|FW-9 SHALLOW FRYER
The FW-9 is ideal for smaller locations and plugs in anywhere! Slower recovery time. Approximately 20 funnel cakes per hour. 120 Volts, 1800 Watts.
FW-12 SHALLOW FRYER
The FW-12 funnel cake fryer is for larger locations. Our most popular electric funnel cake fryer. 230 Volts , 5500 Watts.
HOT SHOT SHALLOW FRYER
The Hot Shot funnel cake fryer is the same dimensions as the FW-12 but offers 1000 more Watts for faster recovery time. 230 Volts, 6500 Watts
DELUXE HOT SHOT SHALLOW FRYER
This high output funnel cake fryer features a 6600 watt ribbon heat element and offers over 30% more production than the standard Hot Shot.
K-6 SHALLOW FRYER
The K-6 has a larger tank and more cooking area. 120 funnel cakes per hour are possible with this fryer. 230 Volts, 6500 Watts.
FC-6 SHALLOW FRYER
The FC-6 features a 6600 watt high output ribbon heating element for 30% more production than the K-6 funnel cake fryer.
SUPER KING SHALLOW FRYER
The Super King features a ribbon style heating element for very fast recovery time. Pre-heat setting to melt oil. Ideal for high production locations.
230 Volts, 9000 Watts .
GAS FUNNEL CAKE FRYERS
These gas funnel cake fryers also work great for Fried Fish, Flower Onions, Elephant Ears, Fry Bread, Churros and Donuts.
SMALL FUNNEL CAKE GAS FRYER
This gas funnel cake fryer uses bottled gas and has a very quick recovery. 20 pound oil capacity and 45,000 Btu's. Cooks three 8" funnel cakes at one time.
LARGE FUNNEL CAKE GAS FRYER
This gas funnel cake fryer is a larger version of the small funnel cake fryer. Also uses bottled gas and has a larger burner for lightening quick recovery. 50 pound oil capacity and 95,000 btu's. Cooks six 8" funnel cakes at one time. Highly recommended for high output production.
NOTE - Gas regulators are supplied with these fryers. Must be professionally setup and installed.
TIP - Use 8" mold rings on platforms to "form" the Funnel Cakes. "Swish" the formed Funnel Cake into the open shortening as soon as possible. This also creates convection and reduces grease absorption.
FUNNEL CAKE MAKING SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES
8" Lift off Funnel Cake Ring # 5103
The 8" lift off funnel cake mold ring is important to good Funnel Cake operations, and the "lift-off" rings not only give you the best results, but they also make doing Funnel Cakes easy. You simply fill the mold, cook a bit, then lift off mold ring and let the Funnel Cake float free. You are then ready to pour another Funnel Cake. A plate for the ring to rest on is included.
6" Lift off Funnel Cake Ring # 5104
Same as above but in a 6" size for smaller funnel cakes.
Triple 4" Liftoff Rings # 5142
Triple Funnel Cake Mold Ring forms three mini funnel cakes at once.
1 ½ qt. Stainless Steel Pitcher # 5109
1-1/2 quart Funnel Cake Mix Pouring Pitcher is all stainless steel, dishwasher safe and pours the correct amount at the right speed. Highly recommend.
Funnel Cake Tool # 5106
This funnel cake tool kit comes with everything you need - Stainless steel funnel cake pitcher, fat skimmer, spatula, sifter for powered sugar, sugaring pan & jug for measuring water. This makes doing Funnel Cakes much easier.
FUNNEL CAKES MIX
Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake Mix- 6, 5lb. per case #5100
This is the original Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake Mix. Cheaper mixes absorb too much oil - slow down production - not only costing you more money in oil expense - but costing you repeat business. Real homemade taste! Our Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake Mix is the best quality available and highly recommended. Packaged (6) 5 lb. bags per case or 25 lb. bulk.
FREE FREIGHT ON PALLET PURCHASES made between May 1 - September 30th of Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake Mix. Pallet quantity (216 five pound bags) will yield approx. 8,640 8" funnel cakes (or approx. 12,600 6" funnel cakes).
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