Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Oreleans beignets

#1. They are addicting.
#2. You are going to eat way more of them than you should and you're gonne love it.
#3. You need to eat them fresh otherwise the magic it gone! And I mean within 30 minutes! Trust me on that!
  • 1½ cups lukewarm water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 7 cups bread flour
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • Vegetable oil
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  1. Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and let sit 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, salt, and evaporated milk together.
  3. Add egg mixture to yeast mixture and mix.
  4. Stir in 3 cups of bread flour.
  5. Add shortening and stir in remaining flour.
  6. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
  7. Coat a large bowl with oil, place dough in bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  8. Let rise at least 2 hours or place in refrigerator overnight.
  9. Pour about 3 inches of oil in a Dutch oven and heat to 350 degrees.
  10. Roll dough to ¼-inch thickness and cut 2-inch squares. (This is easy to do with a pizza cutter.)
  11. Working about 4 at a time, place in oil and fry, flipping continuously until they are golden brown.
  12. Drain on paper towels and coat with powdered sugar.

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