Homemade New Orleans Beignets

Homemade New Orleans Beignets

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Hailing from the French Quarters of New Orleans, this recipe brings the infamous beignets into your own home. Amaze your friends and family with this delicious sweet treat at dessert time.

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Time needed

30 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ tsp dry active yeast
  • 1 ½ C warm water
  • ½ C sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C evaporated milk
  • 7 C all purpose flour
  • ¼ C shortening
  • ¼ C powdered sugar; garnish

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Directions

In a bowl, add in the yeast and warm water. Once the yeast has dissolved, add in the sugar, salt, eggs, milk and mix well.

Then add in 4 C of flour and mix until a smooth consistence is reached. Once it is smooth, add in the remaining flour and shortening. Mix the ingredients in until the dough is formed, then cover the bowl and chill for 4 hour.

After the dough has risen well, remove and roll it out on a floured surface. Also prep a pot for deep frying.

Roll the dough out till it is about 1/8-inch thick, then cut it into 2- inch squares.

Make sure the oil is hot (about 360 F) enough before dropping the dough in; otherwise the dough will not pop up.
Carefully drop the cut out dough into the oil and fry till it pops and turns a nice golden color. Drain them and place them on a paper towel when done.

Repeat till all the dough pieces have been fried.

When it is done, arrange them on a serving plate and drizzle over some powdered sugar and serve!


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