Tiana’s “man catching” beignets recipe

man catching chocolate filled beignets recipe

It’s movie night! Going out is so overrated, especially when you can stay in with these delicious chocolate filled doughnuts. Can you guess which movie we’re watching? That’s right.  It’s Disney’s The Princess and The Frog.  Tiana’s “man-catching beignets” can catch more than just a man. Serve these for movie night with friends, kids, significant others, pretty much everyone can be caught with chocolate, right?

This recipe makes enough to feed a large crowd. If you don’t have a crowd on hand you can either freeze half of the dough, or eat twice as much as the recommended serving size, or three times as much. We’re won’t judge.

Here’s the recipe:

Time investment: 30 min prep time, 1 hour rest time, 30 minutes cook time, 2 hours total

Ingredients:

1/2 cup water – luke warm

1 T yeast

1/4 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 cup boiling water

1 cup whole milk

1/4 cup powdered milk

2 eggs, beaten

7 1/2 cups flour

6 oz chocolate chips

1 quart vegetable oil

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions: 

1. Combine yeast, lukewarm water and salt, let it sit for 5 minutes

2. In a large bowl combine shortening, boiling water and sugar, stir well, then add yeast mixture, milk, powdered milk and eggs, slowly stir in flour. Work the dough until the flour is well incorporated . Refrigerate dough, covered, for at least 1 hour.

3. Heat oil in saucepan or electric fryer.

4. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. This will need to be done in batches, take out about a baseball sized lump of dough at a time.

5. Cut dough into rectangles of desired size – how big do you want your doughnuts? We did ours about 2″ by 1″. Place 3 or 4 chocolate chips in the center of each rectangle.

beignet recipe

6. Fold the dough over on itself and seal shut. Some techniques to help you get it sealed tight: use water on the edge, roll the edge over on itself, and seal with a fork like you would decorate a pie crust.

beignet recipe

7. Test the oil, if a small ball of dough sizzles and rises to the top of the oil quickly it is hot enough. Use a slotted spoon to gently drop beignets in the oil. They should flip themselves over as they cook. Cook for 2-4 minutes or until golden brown and pull them out.

8. Dust with powdered sugar, we used a slotted spoon for this step, and serve warm

powdered beignets

Yum!

stuffed beignet recipe

They were just so pretty too! I have way too many pictures like this one on my hard drive. It’s making me hungry :)

pretty flowers and beignets

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