And to wrap up tonight, have some beignets! Not too much more to say about that. ^^
Makes appx 12 large beignets
- 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.