New Orleans Beignets

a taste of NOLA
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Ingredients

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1 (¼ oz) sachet Active dry yeast
1 ½ cups warm Water (105 °F to 115 °F), divided
½ cup Granulated sugar
1 cup Evaporated milk
2 Large eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp Salt
¼ cup Shortening
6 ½ to 7 cups Bread flour
3 cups Vegetable oil
½ cup sifted Powdered sugar

Nutritional information

1074
Calories
22.1g
Fat
111mg
Cholesterol
690mg
Sodium
187.3g
Carbohydrate
29.4g
Protein
Ingredients

New Orleans Beignets

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These New Orleans Beignets are a great way to bring a taste of New Orleans into your home around Mardi Gras. A beignet is like a square doughnut with no hole and they are typically eaten for breakfast when you can pick them up in cafés and eat them with a café au lait while you get powdered sugar all over your face!

These are surprisingly simple to make too. Start by making a basic dough from yeast, sugar, milk, eggs, salt, and flour. Chill for a few hours in the refrigerator before rolling out the dough and cutting it into squares. Fry the squares in batches and dust with powdered sugar. Just try to eat these without getting sugar all over your lips!

To make my version of New Orleans Beignets, you will need the following ingredients:

New Orleans Beignets Recipe-How To Make New Orleans Beignets-Delicious New Orleans Beignets

Steps to make New Orleans Beignets

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Prepare the yeast mixture

Mix the sachet of yeast with ½ cup of warm water, and 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Leave to stand for 5 minutes.

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Done
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Add milk, eggs, salt and sugar

Add 1 cup of evaporated milk, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of salt and the remaining granulated sugar.

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Done
2

Heat water

Microwave the remaining 1 cup water until hot (about 115°). Stir in ¼ cup of shortening until it melts.

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Done
3

Add water / shortening mixture to the yeast mixture

Pour the water and shortening mixture into the yeast mixture.

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Done
4h

Make dough

Beat the dough at low speed and gradually add 4 cups flour until you have a smooth dough. Add the remaining 2 ½ to 3 cups of flour gradually, beating until a sticky dough forms. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl and swirl so the dough is evenly coated all over. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.

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Done
4h

Chill

Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.

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Done
5

Roll and cut

Place the dough on a floured surface and roll it out to ¼ inch thickness. Cut the dough into 2 ½ inch squares.

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Done
45

Fry the beignets

Pour vegetable oil into a Dutch oven to a depth of 2 - 3 inches. Heat the oil to 360 °F. Fry the dough squares in batches for 2 - 3 minutes on each side until they are a golden brown color. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels.

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Done
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Serve

Dust immediately with plenty of powdered sugar.

These New Orleans Beignets are a real taste of New Orleans and are perfect to make for Mardi Gras. Try them out this year & come back to leave a review.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Athina

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