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Beignets

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Beignets are french derived fried dough like snacks that can be served as desired. Made with flour, milk and sugar with nutmeg for flavor, the beignets are yeast leavened and fried to a golden brown. I serve these with a sifted sugar topping!
Ingredients
  All purpose flour 3 1⁄4 Cup (52 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon (1 Package)
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Shortening 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Shortening/Shortening / cooking oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Fat Frying)
  Powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

In a large mixer bowl stir together 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the yeast, and the nutmeg, if desired.
In a saucepan heat the milk, sugar, shortening, and salt just till warm (115° to 120°) and the shortening is almost melted; stir constantly.
Add the heated mixture to the flour mixture.
Add the egg.
Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 1/2 minute, scraping sides of bowl.
Beat for 3 minutes on high speed.
Using a spoon, stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Place dough in a greased bowl; turn once to grease the surface.
Cover bowl and refrigerate the dough till well chilled.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
Cover; let rest for 10 minutes.
Roll into an 18x12 inch rectangle; cut into 36 3x2 inch rectangles.
Cover; let rest for 30 minutes (dough will not be doubled).
Fry the dough rectangles, 2 or 3 at a time, in deep hot fat (375°) about 1 minute or till golden, turning once.
Drain on paper towels.
Sift powdered sugar atop.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Fried

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