The other day our sweet exchange student who loves everything Disney wanted to make a recipe from the Disney movie The Frog Princess. I have never seen the movie and we were having quiet a language barrier.
We went to my oldest daughter (so glad she is home by the way!) for translation help and also a lover of Disney. It took her 30 seconds to figure it out. Beignets!
I looked up the recipe and found one that does not require yeast. I do not work well with yeast, especially in the winter when the house is cold.
The Beignets turned out wonderful. Here is the recipe and and I took a few photos.
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 eggs
- Oil for deep frying
- 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter in the water. In another bowl add salt and flour. Add the melted butter water mixture to bowl and stir until a sticky batter is formed. Beat in vanilla. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until the batter is smooth.
Heat the oil to 375F. Fry mounded teaspoons of dough, several at a time, for about 4 minutes. They are done when they are light, golden brown on each side. Drain them for a few minutes on a clean kitchen towel and serve warm, dusted with the confectioners’ sugar.
This beignets recipe makes 28 to 32 fritters.