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Beignets Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Wendy Choponis
Added: Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  


1 1/2 c. warm water
1 pkg dry yeast
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs, room temp.
1 c. evaporated milk
7 c. flour
1/4 c. veg. oil
oil for deep frying
powdered sugar


Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over water, stir until dissolved. Beat in sugar, salt, eggs and evaporated milk. Gradually beat in 4 cups flour and the oil. Add remaining flour gradually and beat until a smooth dough forms. Cover bowl and refrigerate overnight.
Roll dough on a floured board to 1/4" thick. Cut into rectangles 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Heat oil in deep fryer to 360 degrees. Fry four rectangles at a time for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Keep beignets warm in a 200 degree oven until serving. Just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are like the ones made famous by the Cafe du Monde cafe in New Orleans. My Creative Living class makes these when studying U.S. regional foods.

 

 

 

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