Costas French Market Doughnuts (Beignets)

Costas French Market Doughnuts (Beignets)
Costas French Market Doughnuts (Beignets) might be a good recipe to expand your morn meal recipe box. This recipe serves 12. One serving contains 463 calories, 11g of protein, and 15g of fat. This recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. A mixture of shortening, vegetable oil, flour, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Instructions

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Pour 1/2 cup room temperature water into a small bowl.
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Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let stand for about 5 minutes to dissolve.
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Combine the shortening, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
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Pour the boiling water over the shortening mixture and then stir in the evaporated milk. Wait for the mixture to cool down until it is lukewarm. Then, add the yeast and water mixture and beaten eggs.
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Slowly mix in the flour until the dough forms a ball. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
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Working with a small portion (a little larger than a baseball) at a time, roll out the dough 1/8-inch thick.
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Cut the rolled out dough into strips 2 to 3-inches wide, then cut again in the opposite direction and at an angle, making diamond shapes.
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Heat your oil for frying in a deep and wide, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat to 360 degree F (180 degrees C).
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Slide dough slowly into the oil to avoid splattering and deep fry until they puff up and are golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully remove onto a rack with paper towels underneath and allow to cool until you can handle them.
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Place in a clean paper bag with confectioners' sugar and shake gently until covered generously or, use a sifter to dust the beignets with powdered sugar.
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Recommended wine: Bordeaux, Champagne, White Burgundy

Bordeaux, Champagne, and White Burgundy are my top picks for French. French wine is just as diverse as French food, but you rarely go wrong with champagne. If your meal calls for a white wine, you might also try a white burgundy. For a red, try a red bordeaux blend. You could try Calvet Cremant de Bordeaux Brut rosé. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.7 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 17 dollars per bottle.
Calvet Cremant de Bordeaux Brut Rose
Calvet Cremant de Bordeaux Brut Rose
Brilliant salmon color with an elegant nose of raspberries and cassis. Very fine and persistent pinpoint bubbles that tease the mouth and lovely finish of crisp, round, fruity flavors. Enjoy Calvet Brut Rose any time as an aperitif, cocktail blend, brunch libation, or for any cause for celebration.