Beignets

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, eggs, evaporated milk, and blend well. Mix in 4 cups of the flour and beat until smooth. Add the shortening, and then the remaining 3 cups of flour. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours.

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  • Step 2

    Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 2 1/2 inch squares. Fry in 360 degree F (180 degrees C) hot oil. If beignets do not pop up, oil is not hot enough. Drain onto paper towels.

  • Step 3

    Shake confectioners’ sugar on hot beignets. Serve warm.

  • Editor's Note

    We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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