Try Tiana’s Beignet Recipe!
For that perfect taste of New Orleans at home, try Tiana’s beignet recipe!
Beignets are a staple in New Orleans at the Café du Monde. And of course, at Walt Disney World and Disneyland!
At Disney parks, you find them Mickey-shaped. This recipe is for traditional beignets, which are rectangular in shape.
A beignet is a type of fritter, or deep-fried pastry, typically made from pâte à choux, but may also be made from other types of dough, including yeast dough.
I love them fresh out of the oven, sprinkled with powdered sugar with an espresso to wash it down.
Here’s Tiana’s beignet recipe!
- 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Powdered sugar
Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve.
Add sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour, yeast and boiling water to a large bowl. Mix together.
Rest dough mixture for 30 minutes. Cover with a towel.
Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into individual squares. Let dough rise for two hours in a warm area. Again, you can cover with a dish towel.
Heat vegetable oil to 350º and fry beignets for two to three minutes, until golden brown. I usually only do two or three at a time, flipping them once or twice for an even fry.
Step six – last step!
Dust warm beignets with powdered sugar and enjoy!
Fan reactions to beignet recipe
This recipe was posted on Twitter, and it’s been interesting to see fan reactions. Lots of fans are clamoring for a Tiana’s Place restaurant at Disney parks.
As a fan of New Orleans (I worked at Disneyland in New Orleans Square – my favorite spot at Disneyland!), and as a fan of baking, I’m definitely going to try this recipe. It doesn’t look too hard!
Always wanted to try Tiana's famous beignets? You're almost there! Follow this recipe to make a sweet treat. pic.twitter.com/JCeR9TjhYG
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