I don’t know if you’ve noticed but Disneyland has been releasing some of its recipes such as this one and the one for Dole Whips and also the one for churros which is the next one on my list to try while in quarantine.
Also I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I have a thing for beignets (check out my Instagram pennysfoodblog for more details on that) so when I saw this recipe, I got really excited. Last night I gave them a whirl and they were delicious! I didn’t have a Mickey Mouse shaped cutter so I did Winnie the Pooh and Hello Kitty shapes instead.
1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
1/4 cup warm (105 degrees) water
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 cups flour
1/2 cup boiling water
vegetable oil or shortening for frying
1 Sprinkle yeast over warm water in small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
2 Combine sugar, shortening, salt, cream, egg, flour and boiling water in mixer bowl, stir in yeast mixture. With dough hook attachment on medium speed, mix dough until combined and smooth. Cover with towel and let dough rest 30 minutes.
3 Roll dough out to 1/4″ thickness and cut out beignets with cookie cutters or cut into 2 1/2 – 3″ squares. (Thinner dough works better than thicker so err on the side of thin when rolling out.)
4 Cover with towel and let dough rise until doubled in size (or close to that) for about 1 – 1 1/2 hours.
5 During the last 20 minutes of rising time, start to heat oil or shortening. Heat 3″ of oil to 350 degrees in deep, heavy pot over medium heat. (I used shortening in my electric fry pan which worked great.) Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 – 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side. Remove with tongs and place on paper towels.
6 Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar.
recipe from Disneyland Tour Guide