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Recipe for beignets like those of the Princess and the Frog

Stephany Sánchez
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Recipe for beignets like those of the Princess and the Frog – Recipes

Beignets are a typical dessert of the gastronomy of New Orleans, a small city in the United States. Because the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog is set in this city, this dessert appears at the beginning of the story repeatedly.

That is why this desert has become very popular and has led many to wonder if it is possible to recreate this dessert in real life. Fortunately, it is possible to recreate this dessert and make it look very similar to the one in the movie without much effort.

Beignets are a kind of fluffy buns, which are made deep-fried and sprinkled with sugar.

Next, we will explain the ingredients you will need, the steps to follow and some additional recommendations to make this dessert perfect for you.

Ingredients to prepare 30 Beignets

  • 3 cups of all-purpose wheat flour.

  • 7 tablespoons of sugar.

  • 1 cup of warm milk.

  • One tablespoon, or eleven grams, of instant dry yeast.

  • A stick of melted butter (you can melt it in the microwave).

  • 1 egg.

  • 1 spoon of vanilla.

  • Two pinches of salt

  • Half a liter of oil.

  • Honey to taste

  • Icing sugar to taste to sprinkle.

Recommendations before starting the preparation

  • To keep the milk warm when you start the recipe, microwave it for 2 minutes.

  • In case you don't have a mixer, you can still work the dough with your hands, although this will take a lot of work to get it right.

  • Ideally, you should use a special honey spoon to add it to the beignets, as this makes the task easier.

  • Try to gather all the ingredients and have them on hand so that the preparation of the recipe is easier.

  • If you do not want to prepare this fried recipe, you can also make it in the oven, to avoid excess fat and oil.

Steps to prepare the beignets

Note: Due to the length of this recipe, we will divide the process into several parts.

Preparation of the dough

  1. In a clean bowl, place the wheat flour and sugar. Mix well to integrate them.

  2. Make a well with the flour and sugar and in the center of this, add the milk and yeast.

  3. Begin to incorporate the ingredients from around the well to the center, then mix the center of the well a little.

  4. Cover the bowl with a clean, dry kitchen towel and let it sit for 10 minutes.

  5. After ten minutes we will see that the center of the mixture has grown due to the yeast, and it will be time to add the melted butter stick, an egg, the vanilla and the salt.

  6. With the help of a spoon, mix well and integrate all the ingredients. Once you get a homogeneously integrated mixture, cover the bowl again and let it sit at room temperature for an hour.

  7. After an hour, the ideal is that the dough has risen a little. Take the mixture to an electric mixer, but using the hook tool, but not the paddle as this is the way to knead the dough for bread.

  8. Add a little flour to the mixing bowl and paddle, so the dough doesn't stick. Next, put the mixture in the bowl of the mixer.

  9. Put the mixer in "stir" mode and while it is running, add a quarter cup of wheat flour. Keep mixing with the mixer on high speed until you notice that everything is integrated perfectly, this may take several minutes, so be very patient.

  10. Once you notice that the mixture has been well integrated, reduce the speed to half and let it mix for 15 more minutes. Once this time has passed, remove from the blender and make sure that the dough does not stick to the fingers.

Making the beignets

  1. Take the dough out of the mixer and flour a flat surface where you can roll out the dough with the help of a rolling pin.

  2. Work the dough with your hands for a couple of minutes and begin to roll out with the rolling pin. The key is that the dough is 5 millimeters thick.

  3. With the help of a knife, cut out rectangles measuring 7 by 5 centimeters. Do not worry if you notice that the dough looks very flat, because when you fry them they will inflate.

  4. Grease a tray with oil and place the beignets on top. Cover the tray with a kitchen towel and let them sit for about 30 minutes.

Cooking the beignets

  1. While you wait for the beignets to rise, add the oil to the pan and turn the stove to medium heat, then wait for the oil to heat up. You will know that the oil is ready to use when you add a little batter, and it floats and fries.

  2. Prepare a plate with absorbent paper, which is where you will place each beignet once it is cooked.

  3. Place the beignets in the oil and when you notice that the bottom is golden brown, turn it over and wait for it to brown on the other side as well.

  4. Wait a few minutes for them to cool and take them to the plate where you are going to serve them.

  5. Add honey to taste on the beignets and finally sprinkle the icing sugar, so that they are very white and ready to take to the table.

Recipe for beignets like those of the Princess and the Frog – Recipes
Preparation of beignets

Recipe conclusions

Beignets are a delicious and ideal dessert to surprise children, especially those who are fans of the princess and the frog movie. However, you can vary the recipe a bit by making them baked or filled with chocolate cream.

These are ideal to eat in the afternoon, for breakfast or as a dessert after meals, along with a glass of milk. That is why we encourage you to try this recipe and add your personal and special touch to surprise everyone.