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French Market Beignets

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 pk Dry yeast
  • 1/4 c Very warm water
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Each salt and nutmeg
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 3/4 c Canned evaporated milk
  • 2 tb Vegetable oil or shortening
  • 3 1/2 c All-purpose flour

 Directions

Makes about 36

Oil for frying Powdered sugar

Dissolve yeast in the water, add sugar, seasonings, egg, evaporated milk,
oil, and flour. Beat well until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let
rise in a warm place until doubled.

Punch down, knead 4 or 5 times, and roll into a long, 18 by-12-inch
rectangle 1/8-inch thick. Cut into rectangles 3 by 2 inches, cover lightly
with plastic, and let rise again about 20 minutes.

Heat oil in a wok or heavy skillet to 365 F and fry 2 or 3 at a time until
the beignets puff and turn golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper
towels. Drop them in a paper bag filled with powdered sugar and shake
until coated. Serve hot.

I Hear America Cooking From the collection of Jim Vorheis


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