*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                  Beignets
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4   c            Water
    2       ts           Sugar
      1/2   c            Evap. milk
    1       pk           Yeast
    3 1/4   c            Flour
      1/3   c            Sugar
    1                    Egg
    2       tb           Shortening
    1       t            Salt
      1/2   ts           Nutmeg
                         Oil
                         Powdered sugar
 
   Mix all ingredients except oil and powdered sugar.  Knead and let rise
 until doubled.  Punch down.  Roll into rectangle.  Cut dough into   into 2
 inch wide strips at a diagonal.  Cut again diagonally to form   diamonds.
 Place on ungreased baking sheets, 2 in apart.  Cover   loosely with plastic
 wrap.  Gather up scraps and let rest 15 minutes.   Roll and cut as before.
 Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 45   minutes. In a large saucepan,
 heat 3 inches of oil to 365 or until a   1 in cube of bread browns in 60
 seconds. Carefully slide beignets   into hot oil 3-4 at a time. Do not
 crowd. Fry until puffy and golden   brown on both sides, turning once with
 tongs. Should be about 2-3   minutes per side. Remove with slotted spoon and
 drain on paper   towels.  Sift powdered sugar over hot beignets and serve
 hot.  Makes   36.   
 
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