Beignets

Beignets (Florence Shannon)
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Ingredients:
  • 1 c half and half
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 cube cake yeast
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 lb butter, melted
  • 5 c flour
  • 1 tsp mace
  • oil fro frying (we use cottonseed oil but vegetable oil works)
  • powdered sugar
Directions:
- Combine half and half and sugar in saucepan
- Place over medium heat until barely heated though (don't boil)
- Remove from stove
- Crumble cake yeast into beaten eggs and fold into milk and sugar mixture
- Slowly pour into melted butter
- Add flour and mace all at once and mix well
- Let stand in warm place for at least 2 hours until risen
- Roll dough 1-inch thick
- Cut into squares
- Let squares double in size
- Deep fry at 300 for 6 minutes turning only once
- Remove and sprinkle with powdered sugar
 
Good things come to those who wait! Enjoy!
 

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