Don’t laugh but when Don and I were travelling the south of France a few years ago, my ‘bucket list’ was to find and devour Beignets. These are wonderful french delectables. We found them only once and it was a beach kiosk in Cannes. that was it. Ha Ha! Here is the recipe.
- 1 pkg dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla
- 2 tbsp. melted butter (never margarine)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 3 cups flour
- deep fryer if you have one or 4 inches of oil for frying in a deep sided fry pan
- Icing sugar
- Berry sugar mixed with a touch of cinnamon
In electric mixer dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Now add the milk, beaten egg,vanilla, butter, sugar and salt. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time on medium speed for about a minute. Dough will be sticky. Work with 1/4 of the dough at a time. Place on a well floured board and roll out to about 1/8″ thick.
Cut dough into 2 inch squares. Preheat oil to 370 degrees. Fry the square (few at a time). When they rise to the top, flip them over and cook until golden. Dust with the sugar (either one) and be sure to serve warm.
Oh, did I say you would be making these EVERY DAY?
Taste Rating: 9.9