Beignets

I like these better than the ones at Café Du Monde in New Orleans. Shocking, I know.

Ingredients 

  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 cups peanuts oil for deep frying
  • Confectioners sugar, for garnish
  • Cinnamon sugar, for garnish

Greg Sonnier, 

Gabrielle’s & Gamay, 

New Olreans, LAFrom

 

Directions

In a bowl of a kitchen aid mixer dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk and next 5 ingredients. Then beat in flour, 1 cup at a time, on medium-high speed for 1 minute. Dough will be sticky. Work 1/4 of the dough at a time. Place on a well floured board and roll dough to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut dough into 2 inch squares (irregular shapes are OK). Preheat oil to 370 degrees. Fry squares in oil, just a few at a time. When they rise to the surface, flip and cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar, or cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.

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