French Quarter Beignets

Total Time:
2 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
about 3 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.

In another bowl, beat the eggs, salt and evaporated milk together. Mix egg mixture to the yeast mixture. In a separate bowl, measure out the bread flour. Add 3 cups of the flour to the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Add the shortening and continue to stir while adding the remaining flour. Remove dough from the bowl, place onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Spray a large bowl with nonstick spray. Put dough into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Let rise in a warm place for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

Add the confectioners' sugar to a paper or plastic bag and set aside.

Roll the dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut into 1-inch squares. Deep-fry, flipping constantly, until they become a golden color. After beignets are fried, drain them for a few seconds on paper towels, and then toss them into the bag of confectioners' sugar. Hold bag closed and shake to coat evenly.


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Absolutely wonderful recipe, just followed the instructions and everything worked out well.   I cut the recipe in half and still had plenty of beignets for the two of us and friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Turned out amazing!! But used instant dry yeast instead rather than active dry yeast. I will definitely make this again but will cut it a little bigger next time. Thank Paula! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were absolutely delicious Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The beignets were perfect! I made 26 large pieces today and still have leftover dough for tomorrow! We only have a family of three, so we shared some with the neighbors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious, but i think i made closer to 5 dozen, and i was generous. No one turned them down though item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious!!! Easy to make but made way more than I needed. I thought I would freeze the leftover dough so I placed the cut pieces flat in freezer bags. I took a bag out this morning and let them thaw. They turned out almost better than the first ones. item not reviewed by moderator and published
wonderful, made many more than 3 dozen. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this would de difficult to make however this was simple and delicious. Just great!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried this for a party last night on WOW! It was a huge success. People were coming back for thirds. We had 14 people and I still only used 1/2 the dough (some of the beignets were cut too small). item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make item not reviewed by moderator and published

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