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A white plate with Classic New Orleans Beignets next to a blue napkin and fork

Classic New Orleans Beignets

Course: Brunch
Cuisine: Brunch
Keyword: Cafe DuMond, New Orleans cuisine
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 586kcal
These are simply divine. Want to go to Cafe DuMond? Make these, with a cup of rich coffee, and you'll be there. Woo hoo!
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water approx. 105° to 110°F
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 to 6 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • Baking spray or softened butter (for greasing the pan)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar

Instructions

  • Add water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. (Using the large bowl of your stand mixer works well)
  • In another bowl, blend together the eggs, salt, and evaporated milk until incorporated.
  • Turn blender on medium, and slowly add egg mixture to the yeast mixture.
  • In two separate bowls, measure out the bread flour, 3 cups in 1 and 3 cups in another.
  • Add 3 cups of the flour to the yeast mixture and mix to combine.
  • Add the shortening and continue to mix will adding the remaining flour, adding more flour if dough is too wet.
  • Remove dough from the bowl and and place on a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead until smooth. About 5 minutes.
  • Spray a large bowl with non-stick spray.
  • Put dough into the bowl and cover with a kitchen towel.
  • Let rise for at least 2 hours...or even better, overnight.
  • Pre-heat oil in deep-fryer to 350°F.
  • Roll the dough out to a large, 1/4-inch thick rectangle
  • Cut into 2-inch x 1-inch rectangles.
  • Deep fry, flipping constantly, until they become nice and golden
  • Drain on a paper towels.
  • Toss in a paper bag with confectioner's sugar

Nutrition

Calories: 586kcal