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Sour Cream Beignets

Sour Cream Beignets recipe
photo by:kraft
Oh, yes, you can make tender, golden-brown Sour Cream Beignets from scratch. We'll walk you through it, step by step.
25 min
2 hr 45 min
4 doz. or 24 servings, 2 beignets each
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What You Need

pkg.  (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast (not instant)
cup  granulated sugar, divided
cup  warm water (105°F to 115°F)
cup  milk
tsp.  vanilla
tsp.  baking soda
tsp.  salt
4-1/2 to 5
cups  flour, divided
 Oil, for frying
cup  powdered sugar

Make It

SPRINKLE yeast and 1 tsp. granulated sugar over warm water in large bowl; stir until dissolved. Let stand 5 min. Add remaining granulated sugar, milk, sour cream, vanilla, baking soda, salt and 4-1/2 cups flour; beat with mixer until well blended, stopping occasionally to scrape bottom and side of bowl. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form soft dough.

PLACE dough on lightly floured surface. Knead 10 min. or until smooth and elastic, gradually adding remaining flour if dough is too sticky. Place in well-greased bowl; turn dough so top is greased. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in volume.

PUNCH down dough; place on sheet of lightly floured parchment paper. Roll into 12x9-inch rectangle. Use sharp knife or pizza wheel to cut dough into 48 (1-1/2-inch) squares; separate to allow 1 inch between squares. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in volume.

HEAT 1/2 inch oil in electric skillet to 350ºF. Gently stretch each square of dough lengthwise into rectangle. Carefully add in batches to hot oil. (Do not crowd dough.) Cook 2 min. or until each beignet is golden brown on both sides, turning after 1 min. Place in single layer on paper towel-covered baking sheets. When all beignets are cooked, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

How to Keep Beignets Warm
Place pan of cooked beignets in a 200ºF oven to keep warm until ready to serve.
If you don't have an electric skillet, you can cook the beignets in deep large skillet or saute pan instead. Use a candy thermometer to test the temperature of the oil and adjust the stove-top heat as necessary to keep the oil at a constant 350ºF temperature.
How to Easily Coat Beignets with Powdered Sugar
Use a fine-mesh strainer to sprinkle powdered sugar over beignets.
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