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Beignets

Beignets

Prep
Cook
Serves 10people
Ingredients
2 1/4
tsp active dry yeast
1 1/2
cup warm water (110 degrees F)
1/2
cup white sugar
1
tsp salt
2
eggs
1
cup evaporated milk
7
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup shortening
1
qt vegetable oil for frying
1/4
cup confectioners' sugar
Directions
1.
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, eggs, evaporated milk, and blend well. Mix in 4 cups of the flour and beat until smooth. Add the shortening, and then the remaining 3 cups of flour. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours.
2.
Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 2 1/2 inch squares. Fry in 360 degree F (180 degrees C) hot oil. If beignets do not pop up, oil is not hot enough. Drain onto paper towels.
3.
Shake confectioners' sugar on hot beignets. Serve warm.

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