28 November 2011

Pumpkin Beignets from CLUB 33 - Disneyland Park


Is your Monday dragging after losing that oh so precious hour? There's always my way. Make some fried dough and cover it with sugar.  Enjoy :-)


Pumpkin Beignets-- makes 24
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105ยบ)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
Maple Glaze
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
For pumpkin beignets:
  1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine flour, pumpkin puree, sugar, heavy cream, hot water, egg, shortening, and salt in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture. Mix dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest in bowl, covered with a clean kitchen towel, 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer dough to a well-floured surface. Pat to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut into 2-inch squares. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let dough rise in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side.
  5. Remove with tongs or a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain.
For maple glaze:
  1. Combine butter and maple syrup in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until butter melts. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth.
  2. Drizzle warm beignets with maple glaze and serve immediately.
If you get the chance to make these let me know, I know I will definitely be trying them. In Italian cooking we call these fried dough or Zeppoles...

This fabulous recipe courtesy of Disney parks Blog --Thanks for stopping by and Happy Cooking!!!


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