Prep 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
I spent about three hours total making these ... and they were worth it. :) Recipe is from Kraft.
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast (not instant)
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 1⁄4 cup warm water (105 F to 115 F)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup BREAKSTONE'S Sour Cream or 1 cup KNUDSEN Sour Cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 1⁄2-5 cups flour, divided
- oil, for frying
- 3⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- SPRINKLE yeast and 1 teaspoons granulated sugar over warm water in large bowl; stir until dissolved. Let stand 5 minute Add remaining granulated sugar, milk, sour cream, vanilla, baking soda, salt and 4-1/2 cups flour; beat with mixer until well blended, stopping occasionally to scrape bottom and side of bowl. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form soft dough.
- PLACE dough on lightly floured surface. Knead 10 minute or until smooth and elastic, gradually adding remaining flour if dough is too sticky. Place in well-greased bowl; turn dough so top is greased. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in volume.
- PUNCH down dough; place on sheet of lightly floured parchment paper. Roll into 12x9-inch rectangle. Use sharp knife or pizza wheel to cut dough into 48 (1-1/2-inch) squares; separate to allow 1 inch between squares. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in volume.
- HEAT 1/2 inch oil in electric skillet to 350ºF. Gently stretch each square of dough lengthwise into rectangle. Carefully add in batches to hot oil. (Do not crowd dough.) Cook 2 minute or until each beignet is golden brown on both sides, turning after 1 minute Place in single layer on paper towel-covered baking sheets. When all beignets are cooked, sprinkle with powdered sugar.