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New Year's Costas French Market Doughnuts (Beignets)

 

Nothing else can be better than it, big hit and a worthy keeper!
23

Yield

10

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

1 1/6

hrs

Ready

hrs

Low Fat, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

½ cup water
1 tablespoon yeast, active dry
¼ cup vegetable shortening
*
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
boiling
1 cup evaporated milk
2 large eggs
beaten
7 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 quart vegetable oil
for frying
*
1 cup sugar
confectioners for dusting

Directions

Pour ½ cup room temperature water into a small bowl.

Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let stand for about 5 minutes to dissolve.

Combine the shortening, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.

Pour the boiling water over the shortening mixture and then stir in the evaporated milk.

Wait for the mixture to cool down until it is lukewarm. Then, add the yeast and water mixture and beaten eggs.

Slowly mix in the flour until the dough forms a ball.

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Working with a small portion (a little larger than a baseball) at a time, roll out the dough ⅛ inch thick. Cut the rolled out dough into strips 2 to 3-inches wide, then cut again in the opposite direction and at an angle, making diamond shapes.

Heat your oil for frying in a deep and wide, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat to 360 degree F (180 degrees C).

Slide dough slowly into the oil to avoid splattering and deep fry until they puff up and are golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Carefully remove onto a rack with paper towels underneath and 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 the beignets with powdered sugar.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 184g (6.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 4915% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 267mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 34%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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