Mardi Gras Beignets

Mardi Gras Beignets

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  • Ingredients

  • 1

    (1-pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed

  • ¼

    cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, divided

  • 2

    cups vegetable shortening


Directions In a medium bowl, combine bread dough and 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar; mix well. Using your hands, knead sugar into dough. Lightly flour a cutting board and, with a floured rolling pin, roll out dough to an 8" x 20" rectangle. Cut into 2-inch squares. In a large deep skillet, heat shortening over medium heat until hot. Add dough squares a few at a time and cook in batches for about 30 seconds per side, or until golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Sprinkle beignets with remaining 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.


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