Recipe: Biegnets

This delicious snack has been made famous by restaurants such as Café du Monde, can be devoured at Sassagoula Floatworks Food Factory in Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter. The beignet, the official state doughnut of Louisiana, is a deep-fried pastry sprinkled with powdered sugar and served hot.

Sassagoula Floatworks - beignets

Beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter

Biegnets

1 pack dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
7 cups flour
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tsp Salt
1 cup undiluted evaporated milk
1/4 cup soft shortening oil, for frying
Confectioner’s sugar

  1. In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over water, stir to dissolve.
  2. Add sugar, salt, eggs, and milk. Blend with rotary beater.
  3. Add the flour. Cover and chill overnight.
  4. Roll out on floured board to 1/8″ thickness. Cut into 2 1/2″ squares.
  5. Deep fry at 360 degrees 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Sprinkle heavily with confectioner’s sugar.

Cooks Note: Dough keeps well in refrigerator for several days. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and punch down occassionally.

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