And to wrap up tonight, have some beignets!  Not too much more to say about that. ^^

Vanilla-Scented Beignets
Makes appx 12 large beignets

Ingredients

  • 1 stick and 1 T unsalted butter
  • 1 c water
  • dash of salt
  • 1.5 t sugar
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs at room temp
  • vegetable oil (at least an inch or so in a large pot)
  • appx 1 c sugar for dusting

In a pot, combine the butter, water, salt, and 1.5 t sugar and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat, add the flour, and stir until combined. Turn heat to high and cook the dough until smooth, appx 1 min.  Transfer dough to bowl and mix in vanilla and eggs (one at a time) with an electric mixer.

Heat the oil over medium high and set up a station for the beignets to drain, be coated in sugar, and a final holding container. Drop a spoonful into the heated oil and fry until golden brown, appx 4 mins on each side, remove from oil, and poke with a fork to release steam.  Coat in sugar after resting. Repeat for each beignet. 

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