French Beignets

Ingredients

2 tablespoons shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pkg. yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 egg, beaten
3 3/4 cups sifted flour

Preparation

1
Pour boiling water over shortening, sugar and salt. Add milk. Let stand until warm. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add to milk mixture with the beaten egg. Stir in 2 cups flour. Beat. Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Cover with waxed paper and a cloth; chill until ready to use.
2
Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Do not let dough rise before frying. Cut into squares and fry a few at a time in deep hot fat at 360 degrees. Brown; turn and brown on other side. Drain; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

 



Yield:

2.5 dozen

Added:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 10:45am

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