Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Cafe Du Monde : Beignet

Mardi Gras Brunch 

Cafe Du Monde : Beignet

  • 1 c lukewarm water
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature and beaten
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 c evaporated milk
  • 4 c bread flour or all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp instant active dry yeast
  • ·vegetable oil for cooking: use enough oil to completely cover beignets when frying
  • ·powdered sugar for dusting

Using a mixer with a dough hook, place water, sugar, salt, egg, butter, evaporated milk, flour, and yeast in the bowl. Beat until smooth.Turn the dough into a lightly oiled bowl and form into an oval. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until well chilled (3 to 4 hours) or overnight.To prepare dough, remove from refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured board to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into approximately 3-inch squares, triangles, or circles.

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