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Beignets And Cafe Au Lait

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 10 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Active dry yeast
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozGranulated sugar
2 tablespoons 30mlVegetable shortening
1 1/4 cups 296mlWarm milk - (110 degrees)
1   Egg - beaten
4 1/2 cups 281g / 9.9ozAll-purpose flour
1   Salt
  Oil - for frying
  Powdered sugar - for dusting
5 cups 1185mlChicory coffee - hot
5 cups 1185mlWhole milk - hot

Recipe Instructions

Preheat the fryer to 360 degrees.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a dough hook, add the yeast, sugar, shortening, and milk, mix for 2 minutes. Add the egg. Mix well. Add 4 cups of the flour and salt. Beat at low speed until all of the flour is incorporated, about 1 minute. Then beat at medium speed until the mixture forms a ball, leaves the sides of the bowl, and climbs up the dough hook. Remove the dough from the bowl. Using your hands, form the dough into a smooth ball. Lightly oil a bowl. Place the dough in the bowl and turn it to oil all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until it doubles in size, about 2 hours.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat the dough into a rectangle about 1-inch thick. Lightly dust the surface of the dough. Roll out the rectangle to 12 1/2 inches long by 10 inches wide and about 1/4-inch thick. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into twenty 2 1/2-inch square beignets. Fry the beignets, a couple at a time until golden brown and crispy on all sides, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and drain on a paper towels.

Sprinkle the beignets with powdered sugar and serve.

Fill each cup with 1/2 cup of coffee and 1/2 cup of the hot milk. Stir well. Serve the coffee with the beignets.

This recipe yields 10 servings.

Source:
EMERIL LIVE with Emeril Lagasse - From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # EM-1C05)

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