French Quarter Beignets (From Paula Deen)

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 36
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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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.
  • Serve warm with syrup, if desired.
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