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Beignets with Spiced Sugar

About 40 to 48 beignets
Desserts

Characteristics

Low Sodium Vegetarian

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

90
Calories
1.4 g
Protein
10.6 g
Carbs
0.3 g
Fibre
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Nutritional Facts

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 90
  • Fat 4.6 g
    • Saturated   1.1 g
    • + Trans 
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Sodium   25 mg
  • Carbohydrate 10.6 g
    • Fibre   0.3 g
    • Sugars  
  • Protein 1.4 g
    • Vitamin A 2 %
    • Vitamin C 0 %
    • Calcium 1 %
    • Iron 4 %

Method

Combine milk, yeast, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of your stand mixer, or in a large bowl, and let sit for 10 minutes. Mix in the eggs, 1/4 cup butter and salt.
Add the 3 1/2 cups flour to the yeast mixture and mix until a sticky dough is created. Grease the inside of a large bowl with the 1 Tbsp. butter. Lightly flour a work surface. Remove dough from the bowl and set on the work surface. Knead and shape dough into a ball. Put dough into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 90 minutes. Preheat the oil in your deep fryer to 325 degrees F. Combine the icing sugar and spices on a wide plate. Transfer the dough back to the floured surface. Roll or press out into a large rectangle that’s about ¼” thick. Cut the dough into 2” squares. Deep-fry the squares, in batches, flipping a few times, until rich golden and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Drain the beignets well. Coat the beignets in the icing sugar mixture, and then set on a serving platter. Repeat with remaining squares of dough. Beignets are best enjoyed soon after cooking.

Serving Suggestions

These donut-like treats taste great served with, or dunked into, hot cups of coffee, tea, or even ovaltine.

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