How to make it

  • Scald milk and dissolve it in the sugar and salt.
  • Add nutmeg.
  • Let milk cool to lukewarm and combine with softened yeast in
  • lukewarm water.
  • Stir in the egg and oil and thoroughly blend
  • in flour, a little at a time.
  • Cover the bowl lightly with a cloth and let dough rise in a
  • warm place until it has doubled in bulk, about 1½ hours.
  • Turn the dough out onto a wellfloured pastry board, deflate
  • it and knead it gently.
  • Roll it out into a rectangle 18" long and 12" wide and cut into 36 pieces, each 3" by 2".
  • Cover lightly with a towel and let beignets rise on the
  • pastry board for 30 minutes.
  • In a fryer or large saucepan, heat fat for deep frying to 375 degrees. Cook the beignets, a few at a time, until they are golden brown. Drain quickly.
  • Dust immediately with powdered sugar and serve at once while hot.
  • Enjoy!

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  • wildthyme 10 years ago
    I've seen the Cafe Du Monde recipe for beignets, which calls for heavy cream. I like the idea of using milk instead of cream, and your addition of a grating of nutmeg. You've got to have these with Cafe Du Monde chicory coffee! Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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  • sweetwords 10 years ago
    Beignets, wow! I've never seen an actual recipe. My mom adores pastries - I'll have to make her some of these!
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    I used to get these all the time when we lived in New Orleans... I love them.... I'll bring the coffee......
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