Sweet Beignets

Ingredients

2 quarts Vegetable oil for deep-frying
cup Sifted flour + extra for rolling
teaspoon Baking soda
teaspoon Nutmeg
teaspoon Salt
1 cup Sugar
4 Eggs lightly beaten
cup Milk
teaspoon Grated lemon rind
Powdered sugar in a sugar shaker

Preparation

1
In a deep-fryer heat oil over medium-high heat to 365 degrees.
2
Into a bowl sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In a large bowl whisk together sugar and eggs; stir in melted shortening, milk and lemon rind. Using a wooden spoon, beat dry ingredients into egg mixture until a biscuit-like dough forms. Lightly flour work surface and turn out dough. Pat dough out to a 1/4-inch thick round. Use a 2 1/2- to 3-inch biscuit cutter to cut rounds. Reroll scraps.
3
Fry beignets in small batches about 4 minutes or until golden, turning several times to color evenly. Using a slotted spoon gently remove beignets and drain thoroughly on paper towels. Shake powdered sugar over beignets and serve immediately.
4
This recipe yields about 1 dozen 2 1/2-inch beignets.

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Yield:

24.0 servings

Added:

February 13, 2010

Creator:

Anonymous

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