How to Make Homemade Beignets - Full Step-by-Step Video Recipe
Don't have time to travel to New Orleans? Bring the Big Easy to you! Today we'll show you how to make homemade beignets. What You’ll Need • 1½ cups lukewarm water • ½ cup granulated sugar • 1 envelope active dry yeast • 2 eggs, slightly beaten • 1¼ teaspoons salt • 1 cup evaporated milk • 7 cups bread flour • ¼ cupshortening • Vegetable oil • 3 cups confectioners' sugar Steps: 1. Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and let sit 10 minutes. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, salt, and evaporated milk together. 3. Add egg mixture to yeast mixture and mix. 4. Stir in 3 cups of bread flour. 5. Add shortening and stir in remaining flour. 6. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. 7. Coat a large bowl with oil, place dough in bowl and cover with plastic wrap. 8. Let rise at least 2 hours or place in refrigerator overnight. 9. Pour about 3 inches of oil in a Dutch oven and heat to 350 degrees. 10. Roll dough to ¼-inch thickness and cut 2-inch squares. (This is easy to do with a pizza cutter.) 11. Working about 4 at a time, place in oil and fry, flipping continuously until they are golden brown. 12. Test one to make sure it is cooked through. Drain on paper towels and coat with powdered sugar.