Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse
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Corsican Chestnut Beignets
Total:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:
2 hr 15 min
Cook:
5 min
Yield:
10 servings
Total:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:
2 hr 15 min
Cook:
5 min
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups warm milk (110 degrees)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chestnut flour
  • Pinch salt
  • Oil, for frying
  • 1 cup honey

Directions

Preheat the fryer to 360 degrees F. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a dough hook, add the yeast, sugar, shortening, and milk, mix for 2 minutes. Add the egg. Mix well. Add 2 cups of the flour, the chestnut flour and salt. Beat at low speed until all of the flour is incorporated, about 1 minute. Then beat at medium speed until the mixture forms a ball, leaves the sides of the bowl, and climbs up the dough hook. Remove the dough from the bowl. Using your hands, form the dough into a smooth ball. Lightly oil a bowl. Place the dough in the bowl and turn it to oil all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until it doubles in size, about 2 hours.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat the dough into a rectangle about 1-inch thick. Lightly dust the surface of the dough. Roll out the rectangle to 12 1/2 inches long by 10 inches wide and about 1/4-inch thick. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 20 (2 1/2-inch) square beignets. Fry the beignets, a couple at a time until golden brown and crispy on all sides, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and drain on a paper towels. Drizzle with the honey and serve.

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