Gary Hancq Recipe

New Orlean's Beignets from the French Quarter

By Gary Hancq SidEFied


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12 to 18 balls
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Gary's Story

Pronounced "Ben Yays" or in French "Ben Yee". Yes they are French. You're safe with either. These are a taste of "Confection Heaven".

A Night Spot/Restaurant in the small town of Lacon, Illinois serves these at the start of the meal along with sliced Italian bread. Most diners wait in anticipation until after they have supped, to enjoy these with their wine or coffee. Or to take home.

Ingredients

1 pkg
active dry yeast
1 1/2 c
warm water
1/2 c
sugar
1 tsp
salt
2
eggs beaten
1 c
evaporate milk undiluted
7 c
flour all purpose
1/4 c
shotening or crisco
oil for deep frying
confectioner's powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large mixing bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water, stir to dissolve. Add sugar, salt and two beaten eggs. Blend with hand mixer or blender.
2
Add four cups flour to bowl with above ingredients and beat or whip smooth. Add shortening and beat in remaining 3 cups of flour. Cover with foil or plastic and refrigerate overnight.
3
Next morning form dough into balls slightly larger than a golf ball.
4
Deep fry these a few at a time. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle and/or roll immediately with Powdered Sugar. These are not overly sweet but like a sweet bread.
5
The eggs produce a spongy dough and the texture should be between cake doughnut and a French Cruller doughnut. They should be slightly bouncy to the feel. You're Gonna Thank Me. Beau Jour!

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7 Comments

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Sue Gavin blondeone
May 2, 2014
Do you use the milk?? it doesn't say in the directions..
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Sandra Linthicum sdl1024
Mar 4, 2014
Need to know when milk is added please
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Sue Gavin blondeone
Mar 1, 2014
WHAT ABOUT THE EVPORATED MILK, WHEN DOES IT GET ADDED IN?
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Ruth Burch Hobbs lagay
Mar 1, 2014
When do you add the milk??
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Tammy Dressler T_Dressler
Mar 1, 2014
I have the same question as Ginny.

Joey, we had beignets at Cafe du Monde a few years ago. Loved them! Loved the whole experience of sitting at a little outdoor table with live music eating beignet and drinking New Orleans coffee. It's a great place to make memories!