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House Special; Beignets

By Jasminv128

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

The Gourmandize Team

House Special; Beignets. Discover our recipe.

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (140 Votes)

Ingredients

  • 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

Details

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

Preparation

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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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate

METHOD:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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