Beignets

Missing those delicious and pillowy soft beignets, but can't leave to get some? Make your own instead. They are so easy to make, cute and super delicious. They can be either dipped in chocolate or dusted with icing sugar. I prefer them dusted with icing sugar. Just so yummy!


The beignets are easily cut and don't need to be specifically shaped. So these are perfect for a quick snack. They won't last long. My little ones didn't even let them cool before snatching them off the plate. I love how they aren't overly sweet. They were perfect for my family






Preparation Time 2 hours 20 minutes- including prove time

Cook Time 10 minutes

Yields 18


Ingredients


3/4 cup lukewarm water

3 1/2 teaspoons yeast

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter- softened

1/4 cup sugar

500 grams all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

8 cups vegetable oil- for deep frying

Powdered sugar -for dusting






Instructions


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Mix well and set aside for 10 minutes

  2. Once the yeast has risen, place in a stand mixer bowl. Add the eggs, milk, butter and sugar. Mix to combine.

  3. Add the flour and salt. Using a dough hook attachment, knead until the dough comes together, around 3-5 minutes.

  4. Grease a large bowl. Place the dough in the bowl. Cover with cling film and let the dough rise in a warm place for 1-1 1/2 hours until doubled in size.

  5. Punch down the dough. Turn down the dough and roll into a long rectangle. The dough should be around 1/4 inch thick.

  6. Cut the dough into 2 inch squares.

  7. Heat the vegetable oil to 170c. Carefully drop 3-4 beignets into the oil. Do not overcrowd the doughnuts. Fry in batches. Cook each side 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

  8. Remove from the oil and blot on kitchen roll sheets.

  9. Dust the tops with icing sugar or dip in melted chocolate. Serve warm.




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