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House Special; Beignets

By Jasminv128

Princess and the Frog based, yummy donut like pastry that melts in your mouth.

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House Special; Beignets. Discover our recipe.

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  • 1 (1/4 oz.) envelope of active dry yeast
  • 1 2 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
  • 1 cup hot water (about 115°)
  • 1/4 cup of shortening
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 1 2 to 3 cups more flour
  • Frying oil
  • Powdered sugar
  • Honey


Servings 10
Level of difficulty Difficult
Preparation time 50mins
Cooking time 3mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Combine 1 (1/4 oz.) envelope of active dry yeast, 1 2 cup warm water (105° to 115°), and 1 tsp. granulated sugar in bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add 1 cup evaporated milk, 2 large eggs (slightly beaten), 1 tsp. of salt, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar.

Step 3

House Special; Beignets - Step 3

Microwave 1 cup water until hot (about 115°); stir in 1/4 cup of shortening until melted. Add to yeast mixture. Beat at low speed, gradually adding 4 cups flour, until smooth.

Step 4

Gradually add 2 1 2 to 3 cups more flour, beating until a sticky dough forms.

Step 5

Transfer to a lightly greased bowl; turn to grease top. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours.

Step 6

House Special; Beignets - Step 6

Turn dough out onto a floured surface; roll to 1 4-inch thickness. Cut into 2 1 2-inch squares.

Step 7

House Special; Beignets - Step 7

Pour oil to depth of 2 to 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 360°.

Step 8

Fry dough, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Dry on a wire rack.

Step 9

Drizzle with honey. Dust immediately with powdered sugar.

Step 10

Let cool slightly, serve at warm temp.

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1. Halve an apple and slice each half finely.

2. Cut the top of a pie crust to get a straight edge.

3. Spread the brown sugar and almond powder all over the dough.

4. To get the first row, line up the apples in a straight line and cut out the section. Continue until all the dough is all used up.

5. Mix egg yellow and milk and cover each roll with the mixture.

6. If you wish, sprinkle a little extra brown sugar on top of each roll.

7. Bake in the oven for 18 min at 350° F.

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