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Beignets

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Ingredients
  Dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Warm water 3 Tablespoon (105� To 115�F)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  All-purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Sifted powdered sugar 1 Ounce
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large mixing bowl add warm water and dissolve yeast in it. Stir well.
2. Let stand for 5 minutes.
3. Scald milk, add sugar, shortening, and salt. Mix well.
4. Let stand until lukewarm (105° to 115°).
5. Add egg, 2 cups flour, and milk mixture to the yeast mixture. Stir well.
6. Add remaining flour and mix.
7. Lightly flour a flat surface and knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes.
8. Grease a bowl and put the dough in it.
9. Cover and keep in a warm place (85°). Let rise for 1 hour until doubled in bulk.
10. Punch the dough. Lightly flour a flat surface and keep the dough in it.
11. Roll dough into a 12- x 10-inch rectangle.
12. Cut into 2-inch squares.
13. Lightly flour a flat surface and arrange beignets over it.
14. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes until doubled in bulk.
15. In a skillet heat 2 to 3 inches of oil to 375°.
16. Drop 3 or 4 beignets at a time and fry.
17. Cook for 1 minute on each side until golden.
18. Drain on paper towels.

SERVING
19. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Fried
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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