Add Jazz music and you will think you’re in New Orleans!
1 cup water
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon yeast
Combine water, butter, sugar and yeast. Cook in small pot on medium to low heat. Cook until the butter is melted and ingredients are mixed together. In a separate bowl, add the flour and the warm mixture together. Mix well. Add 1 egg at a time and continue to mix well. Cover with cling wrap and let set for a few hours.
When ready to cook, pour the vegetable oil until it’s 1-inch deep and heat to 375 degrees for frying. Make sure it’s no hotter than 375! Lightly flour a flat surface and place beignet dough in the middle. Lightly flour the top of the dough and press 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough into 2 inch squares and place into hot oil. Brown on both sides and place on a platter. Cover with a generous amount of powdered sugar.
Serve with strong hot coffee with warm milk. I like to drink Community Coffee with chicory with my beignets! Get some Community Coffee by clicking HERE!