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BEIGNETS (New Orleans french market doughnuts)

 
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Old CooT
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:35 am    Post subject: BEIGNETS (New Orleans french market doughnuts) Reply with quote

BEIGNETS
(New Orleans french market doughnuts)

1/2 cup boiling water
2 T shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 package dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 egg, beaten
3 3/4 cups sifted flour
powdered sugar

In a large mixing bowl pour the boiling water over the shortening,
sugar and salt. Add the milk and let stand until warm. in a small
bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water and add to the milk
mixture with the egg. Stir in 2 cups flour and beat. Add enough
flour to make a soft dough. Place the doube in a greased bowl
turning to grease the top. Cover with wax paper and a cloth and
chill until ready to use. On a light floured surface roll the
dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Do not let dough rise before frying.
Cut into 2-inch squares and fry, a few at a time, in deep hot oil.
Brown on 1 side, turn and brown the other side. Drain and sprinkle
with powdered sugar. Serve hot.

Makes 30.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CooT,

How much is 1/2 package of yeast in terms of grams?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say use 1/2 teaspoon to equal 1/2 packet..


I have 4 kinds of yeast packets here and each are different, I also have a bottle of Fleishman's Yeast and it's been my benchmark for years. and it would be 1 teaspoon per packet.

I should have noticed that earlier that the packet yeasts I have are specialty yeasts.

The Fleishmans is a general purpose baking yeast.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, CooT.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi CooT, is the French market still around???
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep,. the French Market and French Quarter are doing well,. Cafe du Monde is openand the Jackson Square is lively. ... and so is Bourbon St.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old CooT wrote:
Yep,. the French Market and French Quarter are doing well,. Cafe du Monde is openand the Jackson Square is lively. ... and so is Bourbon St.


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Thanks. Good to know its still there. Is K-Pauls still open too???
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure ,.. I can check on K-Pauls,..

There is a website by a local food critic, and he updates daily

http://www.nomenu.com/RestaurantsOpen.html

Just pick the part of the city and there is a list of the restaurants that are open there..


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