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                                  BEIGNETS
 
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 Serving Size  : 30   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cajun                            Bread
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       pk           Yeast
    3       tb            -- water, warm
      3/4   c            Milk
      1/4   c            Sugar
      1/4   c            Shortening
    1       t            Salt
    1                    Egg -- beaten
    3       c            Flour -- divided
                         Oil
                         Sugar, confectioners -- sifted
 
   Proof the yeast. Scald the milk; stir in the sugar, shortening, and
   salt. Cook the mixture to the 105 to 115 degree range. Add milk
   mixture, egg, and 2 cups flour to the yeast mixture, mixing well.
   Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn
   the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead until smooth and
   elastic (8 to 10 minutes). Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to
   grease the top. Cover and let rise about 1 hour, or until doubled.
   Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough
   into a 12 x 10 rectangle; cut into 2 squares. Place on a floured
   surface; cover and let rise in a warm place 30 minutes or until
   doubled in bulk.
 
   Heat 3 to 4 of oil to 375 degrees; drop in 3 to 4  beignets at a
   time. Cook 1 minute on each side or until golden.  Drain on paper
   towels, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
 
 
 
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