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Beignets

Sweet puffs of dough, served warm and coated in powdered sugar. These are perfect for breakfast or as a snack.

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Ingredients

3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon instant yeast

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup boiling water

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1 egg

Powdered Sugar

Instructions

The Day Before Cooking:

  1. Combine flour and yeast in bowl of electric mixer fitted with dough hook.
  2. In a small bowl, combine butter, sugar, and salt.
  3. Add boiling water.
  4. Stir until butter melts.
  5. Mix in evaporated milk.
  6. When milk mixture has cooled down, beat in egg.
  7. Add liquid ingredients to flour mixture.
  8. Stir at low speed for one minute.
  9. Increase speed to medium and mix until it becomes a smooth dough, about 5-6 minutes.
  10. Place in a greased container, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

When You Are Ready To Cook:

  1. Add 2-3 inches of fresh oil to a saucepan. 
  2. Heat oil on medium heat. 
  3. While oil is heating, roll out beignet dough on floured board to 1/4″ thickness.
  4. Cut into 2″ squares. 
  5. When oil is hot, drop beignets into hot oil. No more than 4 at a time!
  6. Beignets will rise to the top and puff.
  7. Flip when lightly browned on bottom.
  8. Brown on other side.
  9. Remove from oil immediately!
  10. Drain on paper towels and coat with powdered sugar.
  11. Pass the napkins, serve, and enjoy!

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