Classic New Orlean fried treat, like a doughnut, called a Beignet!!
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- 2½ dozenServings
- 2 teaspoons (10-ml) granulated sugar
- ¼ cup (60-ml) warm water
- 1½ tablespoons (20-ml) active yeast
- ½ cup (125-ml) hot water
- 2 tablespoons (30-ml) canola oil
- ¼ cup (60-ml) granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon (2-ml) salt 2 mL
- ½ cup (125-ml) evaporated milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3½ cups (875-ml) all purpose flour
- Canola oil for deep frying
- Icing sugar or colored sugar
1. In a small bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle in yeast; let stand for 10 minutes or until frothy.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine hot water, canola oil, sugar, salt and evaporated milk. Stir to dissolve sugar.
3. Add dissolved yeast and egg. Stir in 2 cups (500-ml) flour and beat until smooth. Add remaining flour to make soft dough. Chill for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
4. Roll out to ⅛ inch (3-mm) on a floured surface, cut into 2-inch (5-cm) squares. Heat oil to 375 F (190 C).
5. Fry 3 or 4 beignets at a time for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until each side puffs out and is golden brown.
6. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with icing sugar or colored sugar. Serve warm.