Beignets (New Orleans-Style Donuts)
Source of Recipe
Master Chef Don's 2008 Collection
Notes: Just like they serve at Cafe du Monde, only easier! Convenient hot roll mix is the secret. Don't forget to serve with steaming mugs of strong coffee.
Categories: Appetizers/ Snacks, Deep Fryer, Desserts
Recipe Link: RecipeCircus.com/recipes/MasterChefDon
List of Ingredients
1 1-pound package Hot Roll Mix
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Confectioners' sugar, sifted
Prepare roll mix according to package directions, adding 1/4 cup sugar to flour mixture and vanilla to hot water.
When kneading is completed, proceed as follows: Coat a bowl with shortening or oil; roll ball of dough in bowl to coat with oil. Cover with waxed paper and a towel.
Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove dough from refrigerator; punch down and cut in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half to make a 9 × 12-inch rectangle.
Cut each into 12 (3-inch) squares. Cover with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes. Deep fry beignets, two at a time.
Fry 1-1/2 minutes; turn and fry 1-1/2 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle generously with confectioners' sugar.