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Chocolate Beignets With Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 6 Ounce (1 1/2 Cup)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 7
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Semi-sweet chocolate 3 Ounce, melted
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
  Powdered sugar 2 Tablespoon
Sour cream dipping sauce:
  Sour cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grand marnier liqueur 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and stir in the sugar until well combined.
2. In a separate glass bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and oil until well blended.
3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour the egg mixture.
4. Using a wooden spoon or a spatula, mix to form a smooth batter.
5. Stir in the melted chocolate and incorporate into the batter.
6. Place the batter in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

MAKING
7. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, sugar and liqueur. Pour into a sauce boat.
8. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or heavy saucepan to 350°F.
9. Use an ice cream scoop or a large spoon to drop 5-6 scoops of the batter into the hot oil.
10. Fry the fritters for 2 to 3 minutes, turning several times until the crisp and golden brown. Do not over fry or else the center will be hard and chew instead of being soft and molten.
11. Drain the fritterers on paper towels.
12. Repeat with remaining batter.

SERVING
13. Dredge the warm beignets with powdered sugar and serve with sour cream dipping sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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