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French Quarter Beignets contributed by, Sam from the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

French Quarter Beignets
by, Sam


Prep time: 15 mins
Inactive Prep time 2 hours
Cook time: 15 mins
Level: easy
Serves: about _ dozen

1 1/2 cups of lukewarm water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 envelope active dry yeast
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup evaporated milk
7 cups bread flour
1/4 cup shortening
Nonstick spray
Oil, for deep frying
3 cups confectioners sugar

Mix water, sugar and yeast in a large bowl and let it set for 10 mins
In another bowl, beat the eggs, salt and evaporated milk together. Mix egg mixture to yeast mixture. In a separate bowl, measure out  the bread flour. Add 3 cups of the flour to the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Add the shortening and continue to stir while adding  remaining flour. Remove dough from the bowl, place onto a lightly surface and knead until smooth. Spray a large bowl with nonstick spray. Put dough in bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Let rise in a warm place for at least 2 hours.
Preheat Oil in deep-fryer to 350 degrees F
Add the confectioners’ sugar to a paper or plastic bag and set aside.
Roll the dough  out to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut into 1-inch squares. Deep-fry , flipping constantly until they become a golden color. After beignets are fried , drain them for a few second on paper towels then toss them in the bag of confectioners’ sugar.
Hold bag closed and shake to coat evenly.

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