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Thread: Beignets

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    Beignets

    Ingredients:

    • 1 envelope active dry yeast
    • 1 1/2 cups warm water (approx. 105)
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup evaporated milk
    • 7 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup shortening, softened
    • oil for deep frying

    Preparation:

    In large bowl, sprinkle yeast over the warm water; stir to dissolve and let stand for 5 minutes. Add sugar, salt, beaten eggs, and evaporated milk. Whisk or use electric mixer to blend thoroughly. Add 4 cups of the flour; beat until smooth. Add shortening; gradually blend in remaining flour. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Roll out on floured board to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 2 1/2 to 3-inch squares. Deep fry at 360 for 2 to 3 minutes until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle generously with powdered sugar. Serve hot with coffee.

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    Oh I have not had Beignets in years. My father was born and raised in New Orleans so I do remember those Beignets he made. Going to make some tomorrow.
    Sweet Caroline

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    YUM!!!!! I love Cafe Du Monde beignets!!!!

    I am going to have to try this recipe. Thanks!!

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    Oh, this brings back memories....two husbands back in New Orleans. Thanks for sharing. I will make these.

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    Oh boy these are almost like the ones the Italians make in March for St. Joseph's Day Haven't made them in years. Got to find the receipe and do them again. Only thing I don't like now is the frying in deep oil.
    Fran
    Last edited by fran624; 02-24-2012 at 07:51 AM. Reason: P.S. Only difference is they have eggs and sour cream

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    We call them "beigne" and i miss the ones my mother-in-law used to make...thy were the best....unfortunately her recipe got lost after she passed away....although we miss her more......so i will try this recipe, maybe bring back memories...thy sound so good....
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Ingredients:

    • 1 envelope active dry yeast
    • 1 1/2 cups warm water (approx. 105)
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup evaporated milk
    • 7 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup shortening, softened
    • oil for deep frying

    Preparation:

    In large bowl, sprinkle yeast over the warm water; stir to dissolve and let stand for 5 minutes. Add sugar, salt, beaten eggs, and evaporated milk. Whisk or use electric mixer to blend thoroughly. Add 4 cups of the flour; beat until smooth. Add shortening; gradually blend in remaining flour. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Roll out on floured board to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 2 1/2 to 3-inch squares. Deep fry at 360 for 2 to 3 minutes until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle generously with powdered sugar. Serve hot with coffee.

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    Thanks for the recipe. We tried some at one shop near us (supposedly had great beignets) and they were greasy and doughy. DH and I had never had them before, but from foodTV shows know they should be light and fluffy. Can't wait to try it.

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    Gosh, they look and sound wonderful. But recipe is too big for just 2....

    We used to stay at a B & B on Nantucket and she knew we loved her doughnuts, she just used white bread dough and deep fried it....brings back wonderful memories...

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    these sound devine, never had them but can't wait to try them, thank u for sharing.
    Mary

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    [QUOTE=greenini;5004429]Gosh, they look and sound wonderful. But recipe is too big for just 2....

    Recipe could easily be cut in half; packet of yeast = 2 1/4 teaspoons. Think I'll try a half batch myself!

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    THank you, I was thinking the same thing. 7 cups of flour is a lot. I will try that too.

    [QUOTE=suzanprincess;5004971]
    Quote Originally Posted by greenini View Post
    Gosh, they look and sound wonderful. But recipe is too big for just 2....

    Recipe could easily be cut in half; packet of yeast = 2 1/4 teaspoons. Think I'll try a half batch myself!

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    [QUOTE=suzanprincess;5004971]
    Quote Originally Posted by greenini View Post
    Gosh, they look and sound wonderful. But recipe is too big for just 2....

    Recipe could easily be cut in half; packet of yeast = 2 1/4 teaspoons. Think I'll try a half batch myself!
    I prepared remaining dough for future frying by layering them on parchment paper in plastic container, and then stored in freezer. They are all ready for my next craving of beignets in a couple of weeks from now.

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    Dh just loves them, I would like to try the recipe ...

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    Oh I want to try these, but will have to wait for a time I am having company, with just three of us even half a recipe would be too much, not that we couldn't eat a dozen of these each!

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