Tippaleipä (Finnish May Day Funnel Cakes)

Finnish May Day Funnel Cakes (Tippaleipä)
Finnish May Day Funnel Cakes (Tippaleipä)
Light and lemony batter is deep fried and dusted with powdered sugar for a sweet May Day treat.Laura Sant

Light and lemony batter is deep fried and dusted with powdered sugar for a sweet May Day treat. In Finland it's enjoyed alongside Sima, a fermented lemon soda.

Tippaleipä (Finnish May Day Funnel Cakes)
Light and lemony batter is deep fried and dusted with powdered sugar for a sweet May Day treat.
Yield: makes 8-10 CAKES

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 eggs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • Confectioner's sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Heat enough oil in a 6-qt. saucepan to reach a depth of 2" until a deep-fry thermometer reads 375°. Whisk sugar, salt, eggs, and zest in a bowl until smooth. Alternate whisking in milk and flour until a smooth batter forms. Transfer batter to a piping bag fitted with a plain 14" tip. Working in a swirling motion, pipe batter into oil until an 8" swirled cake forms. Fry, flipping once, until golden and slightly crisp, 2-3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cake to paper towels to drain; repeat with remaining batter. Let cakes cool slightly; dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.