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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My first beignets

I've wanted to make donuts since 1993.

Tonight I made beignets. They technically aren't donuts, but close enough.

Actually, they're a french donut, a New Orleans treat enjoyed with coffee.

They're similar to sopapillas, except served with powdered sugar instead of honey or cinnamon.

You need beignet mix and powdered sugar. You can purchase beignet mix here.

Mix 2 cups of beignet mix and 7 oz water in a bowl until it becomes dough.

Flour a cutting board, put some dough on the board, put flour on top, and roll it out.

Cut it in squares with a pizza cutter.

Heat cooking oil in a cast iron pot to 370 degrees. Drop the squares in the oil and fry.

Be sure not to leave them in too long. When they're puffed up and golden brown, they're ready.

Sprinkle powdered sugar on them. Or honey, if you want sopapillas.

You can find more info here.

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