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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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  • 7-9 medium-sized strawberries
  • 1 puff pastry
  • 1 chocolate bar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Almond slivers
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the strawberries into halves.
  3. Dust some flour on a flat surface and spread your puff pastry out on top, smoothing it into a rectangle shape if necessary.
  4. Place the bar of chocolate in the center, then top with a layer of strawberry halves.
  5. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, slice the edges of the puff pastry into strips that can be wrapped over the chocolate and strawberries. Starting with the flap at the top, fold over each strip in a slightly diagonal direction so that they resemble a braid.
  6. Brush the braid with a beaten egg yolk so that it covers the entire visible surface.
  7. Sprinkle almond slivers on top.
  8. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  9. Give the braid a few minutes to cool down, then cover with a dusting of powdered sugar.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

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