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BEIGNETS INSPIRED BY CHEF (AND PRINCESS AND THE FROG)

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6,403,507 views  This isn't the first time we've taken a look at the foods featured in Jon Favreau's food-film masterclass, Chef. In fact, it isn't the second or third time. And it won't be the last. Follow along this week as we recreate these crunchy, squeezy, soft Crescent City donuts that finally brought a father and son together.

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INGREDIENTS

buttermilk

1 ½ cups buttermilk

boiling milk

½ cup boiling milk

dry yeast

4 tsp dry yeast

sugar

2 ½ tbsp sugar

of bread flour

22 ounces of bread flour

baking soda

½ tsp baking soda

kosher salt

½ tsp kosher salt

Flour

Flour

of vegetable oil

2 quarts of vegetable oil

Honey (optional)

Honey (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1.

Start by combining buttermilk with boiling milk to which we are going to add dry yeast and sugar. Stir to combine and set aside for 10 minutes.

buttermilk

1 ½ cups buttermilk

boiling milk

½ cup boiling milk

dry yeast

4 tsp dry yeast

sugar

2 ½ tbsp sugar

2.

In a stand mixer bowl, combine bread flour with baking soda and kosher salt. Mix to combine before adding our milk and yeast mixture. Make sure your dough hook is attached and mix for about 3-4 minutes. You want the dough to be sticky.

of bread flour

22 ounces of bread flour

baking soda

½ tsp baking soda

kosher salt

½ tsp kosher salt

3.

Transfer dough to a separate bowl. Cover and let sit for 1 hour.

4.

Liberally flour your work surface and turn out your dough onto the flour. Coat the dough with a nice thick layer of flour before rolling out to about ¼ inch thick. Trim off the edges to make a nice big rectangle and then cut into smaller rectangles.

Flour

Flour

5.

Preheat your oil to 370°F and then add 3-5 pieces of dough to the oil. Be sure to baste the skyward facing side of the beignets constantly for about 2 minutes before flipping and letting cook for about 30 more seconds.

of vegetable oil

2 quarts of vegetable oil

6.

Remove from oil and place on a plate that is lined with paper towels.

7.

Dust them down with liberally with powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!

8.

If you want to make them like the beignets from The Princess and the Frog, add honey to them before you add your powdered sugar!

Honey (optional)

Honey (optional)

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