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Beignets
Passive Time 48 Mins 4 Hours
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Passive Time 48 Mins 4 Hours
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Instructions
  1. Make the yeast mixture: Combine yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, and 1 tsp. granulated sugar in bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer; let stand 5 minutes. Add milk, eggs, salt, and remaining granulated sugar.
  2. Form a dough: Microwave remaining 1 cup water until hot (about 115°); stir in shortening until melted. Add to yeast mixture. Beat at low speed, gradually adding 4 cups flour, until smooth. Gradually add remaining 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour, beating until a sticky dough forms. Transfer to a lightly greased bowl; turn to grease top. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours.
  3. Roll and cut: Turn dough out onto a floured surface; roll to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2 1/2-inch squares.
  4. Fry until golden: Pour oil to depth of 2 to 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 360°. Fry dough, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack. Dust immediately with powdered sugar.
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  1. In a large bowl combine warm water and yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Beat eggs and add them to the bowl along with milk, sugar and salt.
  3. Add the shortening to the dough mixture and combine.
  4. Use an electric mixer or a whisk and slowly add the flour. The dough should be sticky, stop adding flour when the dough gets sticky.
  5. Transfer the dough into a larger greased bowl and cover with a towel. Allow the dough to chill in the refrigerator for 5 hours.
  6. Cover a large work surface with a thin layer of flour. Drop the dough onto the work surface and roll it until it is about ½ inch thick.
  7. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 2 in. squares.
  8. In a fryer of your choice heat oil to 360°.
  9. Slightly stretch and drop each beignet into the oil. Cook 2 minutes on each site, or until the beignets are golden brown.
  10. Drain excess grease on a paper towel and cover immediately with a generous layer of powdered sugar.
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