Delicious yeast homemade beignets are just as good as the ones on the streets of New Orleans. Try these sweet treats for a weekend breakfast or brunch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Rise for2 hrs
Total Time16 mins
Servings: 12 servings
- 2 tsp dry active yeast
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 5 1/2 cups bread flour
- Powdered Sugar to Taste
In a large bowl, dissolve the dry active yeast in warm water. Add a tsp of sugar and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes
In a separate bowl, add the condensed milk, eggs, and remaining sugar and mix.
Add the wet ingredients to the yeast mixture and give it a whisk.
Add half of the bread flour and the shortening and mix
Add the remaining flour and mix until well incorporated
Beat until nice and smooth, you want a soft, slightly sticky ball of dough
Turn onto a floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top, cover and let it rise in a warm place for 2 hours
Punch dough down, Turn onto a floured surface, roll the dough out with your floured rolling pin and then cut into small squares or rectangles.
Fry in vegetable oil for about 2-3 minutes on each side
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!
Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.7mg