Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Man-Catching Beignets

After the Disney Movie, Princess and the Frog, labeled Beignets, as man-catching, my family hasn't been able to refer to them as anything else. Beignets are also one of my husband's absolute favorite treats, giving more credit to the name. They are pretty easy to pull together, but do need time to adequately rise. 

You will need:

  • 1.5 cups lukewarm water
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 envelop yeast
  • 2 eggs, beaten slightly
  • 1 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 7 cups flour
  • 1/4 C. Shortening
  • Pan with oil for frying
  • 2- 3 C. Powdered Sugar


Mix the sugar, water and yeast into a bowl and let sit for about 10 minutes. In a different bowl, mix evaporated milk, eggs and salt together. After the 10 minutes mix the egg mixture into the yeast mixture. Add 3 cups of the flour and stir until mixed well. Add the shortening, stirring constantly while you add the rest of the flour. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth. Let your dough rise for at least 2 hours.

Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and then cut into squares. Fry in oil heated to about 350 degrees until golden brown. Flip the beignets often to make sure the color is even. Drain the beignets for a few moments.  Add your powdered sugar to a brown lunch sack. Then add the hot beignets to the sack, close and shake until beignets are covered in sugar.

These are best served piping hot, but with my family, I can't make them fast enough to keep them on the plate, so cooling down isn't a problem.
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20 comments:

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

mmmm I love beignets!

Amy @ The Happy Scraps said...

I honestly don't think I've ever had a beignet. These look delicious and I really think I need to try some!

Holly {Bits Of Everything} said...

Don't think I had one before! I'm adding this to my "to make" list. Yum!

Jesseca said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE beignets. Morgan introduced me to them when we first met. Seriously delicious. Also love mixing up weird dipping sauces.

Leanne said...

These are probably one of the things I miss most since being gluten free. They look so delicious!

Jonie Marie said...

I don't think I have ever tried these before. Maybe next time you make them you should invite me. Just sayin :)

Masshole Mommy said...

I have never had anything like that, but it sounds delicious!

Kung Phoo said...

Ok i am caught! Those looks and sound so good..

Emily Ploch said...

I don't know about man-catching, but they sure caught my attention!

Maddi'sMommy said...

Haha, I wondered why you labelekd them "Man Catching" and then I totally remembered Princess and the Frog! Such a cute movie, we will have to make these up next time we watch it.

Liz Mays said...

I've never tried to make them before, but they are one of the most wonderful creations ever. I'll have to give it a try!

mail4rosey said...

I was thinking, 'where have I heard that saying' and then you said the name of the Disney movie and I nodded. :) I haven't tried them. They look tasty!

Paula Parker said...

Looks so good. I like that it's so elegant looking and easy enough to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Touristmeetstraveler said...

Wow these looks absolutely delicious, I need to try them out ASAP!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I already got my hubs. Wonder if he would want to stick around longer if I made him some of these? ;)

Janelle Shank said...

love the title of these! great idea

Colette S said...

It is sad that I live here in LA and haven't yet had beignets!

I'd love to taste them!

Jhady said...

Never had this before, but I know that I like this kind of food. I will see if I can try this at home and see how my kids will love it.

Lexie Lane said...

I've never even heard of beignets but these look so delicious!

Joanna Sormunen said...

I had not heard about beignets before! I think I need to try this out, it really sounds delicious!

 
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