A beignet is a fried doughnut that has no hole and is usually sprinkled with powdered sugar. Our beignets make a wonderful snack or dessert.
Makes about 2 dozen beignets
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1½ teaspoons salt
1 cup + 2 tablespoons milk, in all
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
Vegetable oil for frying
Cane Syrup, molasses, or powdered sugar, optional
How To Prepare
In a deep skillet or deep fryer, heat at least 1½ inches of oil to 350 degrees. Slide batter by large tablespoons into the hot oil (use another tablespoon to push batter off). Fry in single-layer batches until dark golden brown on both sides and centers are cooked, 4 to 6 minutes, turning at least once. Do not crowd. (Maintain temperature as close to 350 degrees as possible). Drain on paper towels and serve immediately as is, or with cane syrup or molasses, or sprinkled with powdered sugar.
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