How to make it

  • Pour 1/2 cup room temperature water into a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let stand for 10 minutes to dissolve.
  • Combine shortening, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  • Pour the boiling water over the shortening and stir in evaporated milk.
  • Wait for mixture to cool to lukewarm.
  • Add the yeast/water mixture and the beaten eggs.
  • Slowly mix in the flour until dough forms a ball.
  • Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Working with a small portion (a little larger than a baseball) at a time, roll out dough to 1/8" thickness.
  • Cut rolled dough into strips 2 to 3" wide, then cut again in the opposite direction (and at an angle) making diamond shapes.
  • Heat oil for frying in a deep and wide, heavy bottomed skillet over medium high heat to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Slide dough slowly into the oil to avoid splattering.
  • Deep fry until they puff up and are golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Carefully remove to a rack with paper towels under it.
  • Allow to cool until you can handle them.
  • Place in a clean paper bag with confectioners' sugar and shake gently until covered generously OR use a sifter to dust beignets with sugar.

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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    i just love Beignets they are soooo yummy
    thanks for this recipe sweetie
    have a good nite

    five

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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    I had beignets once, and I was hooked at first bite - delicious little things, and irresistable. Your recipe sounds easy enough - the difficult part is not eating each and every one of them myself...it would be worth the stomach ache!!
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    " It was excellent "
    debbie919 ate it and said...
    So glad you posted this, so I can save it easier..lol! Sounds just delicious! Thanks a bunch...Deb
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    Wow, now your talkin'! Can you make some up and deliver them to me.....LOL
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Looks gorgeous and sounds fantastic! High 5 and a beauty flag!
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  • lacrenshaw 10 years ago
    And they are soooo easy, bobby! Thanks for your five, my friend.
    Lorraine
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  • lacrenshaw 10 years ago
    Thanks a bunch, aussie!
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    bobbyc0117 ate it and said...
    This is durn close to my recipe, great with a hot cup of chickory blended coffee. 5 from me
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    great post - I actually think my grandmother has made something similar to this - definitely 5
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