Authentic Beignets

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donna morales

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@Donnald07

Grew up eating these all the time. Nothing in the world like them. One order of them was 3. They were always served in those little lunch paper bags with a ton of powdered sugar back then. We'd close the bags and shake them up to get as much powdered sugar on the donuts as we could. Then when we finished the donuts we would eat the powdered sugar which had a lot of clumps from the moisture of the heat from the donuts. And didn't put an ounce of weight on me. Those days are long gone. It cost a quarter for the three donuts and a carton of chocolate milk. We were too little for the coffee.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh, how we love beignets. They're a must when visiting New Orleans, but we had never made them ourselves. This is another example of a culture's fried dough. In this case, they're served hot and smothered in a ton of powdered sugar. These beignets are fried to golden perfection and are slightly crisp around the edges. Break it open and the inside is fluffy and soft. Lick your fingers good, they're the perfect treat on a lazy morning for breakfast or brunch. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

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Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/2
    package dry yeast
  • 1/4 c
    warm water
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 3 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour, sifted
  • ·
    confectioners' sugar

How to Make Authentic Beignets

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large mixing bowl, pour the boiling water over the shortening, sugar, and salt. Add the milk and let it stand until warm.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
  3. Add to the milk mixture with the egg.
  4. Stir in two cups flour and beat. Add enough flour to make a soft dough.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning it to grease the top. Cover with wax paper and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch squares
  7. Fry in hot oil (350 degrees). Brown on one side then flip and brown on the other side.
  8. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve hot.
  9. This recipe will make about 2 dozen beignets.

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About Authentic Beignets

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole



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