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French Beignet Recipe

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French Beignet Recipe
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French Beignet Recipe
Photo by @ceciliajean25

These French Quarter Beignets is a famous deep fried sweet pillow pastry in France and New Orleans served in Cafè Du Mondè. Try a little something more different and have a relaxing weekend with coffee and beignets. Kids will absolutely want more of these! Let them experience some French snack feels.

French Beignet Recipe

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon yeast
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ teaspoons salt
1 cup evaporated milk
3 cups bread flour

Extra bread flour for dusting
2 tablespoon butter (margarine or shortening)
Oil, for deep-frying
Powder Sugar or confectioners sugar, for dusting

INSTRUCTIONS:
In a large bowl, add water, sugar, and yeast. Let it stand for 10 minutes to activate yeast. (Little bubbles will appear)

In separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs, salt and evaporated milk together. Combine the egg mixture to the yeast mixture. In another mixing bowl, measure out the bread flour. Add the bread flour to the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Add the butter and continue to stir until well combined. Remove dough from the bowl, place onto a flat dusted working surface and knead the dough until it becomes smooth.

Grease a large glass bowl with oil or nonstick spray. Place the dough into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or damp cloth. Keeping it away from air prevents the yeast from deactivating and the dough to keep moistened.Let rise in a warm place for at least 2 hours. (You can keep it in a cabinet or unused oven)

Prepare deep shallow pot and preheat oil for deep-frying.

Use a rolling pin and roll the dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut into 1-inch squares. Deep-fry in batches, flipping constantly, until they become light and golden in color. Transfer into a plate lined with paper towels.

Serve in a large platter and dust it with confectioners sugar using a strainer. Serve it hot with your favorite spread like ganache, creme anglaise, and fruit jam. Enjoy!

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