Bourbon Street Beignets

Ingredients

water (115 degrees)
1 pkg. yeast
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 egg, beaten
4 1/2 cups flour
Oil for deep frying

Preparation

1
Dissolve yeast in warm water according to package instructions; set aside.
2
Place sugar, shortening, salt and hot water in bowl. Stir until shortening is melted and sugar is dissolved; cool to lukewarm. Add cream, egg, 3 cups flour and yeast to sugar-shortening mixture. Attach bowl and dough hook. Turn to speed "2" and mix 2 minutes.
3
Add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl, about 5 minutes longer.
4
Place dough on lightly floured board and roll into a 10x24 inch rectangle. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 2-inch squares.
5
In large heavy saucepan or deep fat fryer, heat oil to 360 degrees. Fry doughnuts, turning to brown on both sides, about 3 minutes.
6
Drain on absorbent towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Comments

Bertha Michele Fuller's picture

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Leyla Hur's picture

I have ALWAYS wanted to try these, now I can! YAAY! :) Thank you. :))

Yield:

5.0 dozen doughnuts

Added:

December 3, 2009

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