Homemade Beignet

What is a Beignet? Beignet is actually just a simple pastry made from deep-fried dough to something much like doughnuts, dust with sugar or any form of frosting. It's also called as French doughnut! Or some may even served with sweet cream fillings which is more interesting, as what they called 'Beignet de creme'.

And here's the recipe.
Ingredients for pastry dough:
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
3 tspn yeast
(combine and let it stand for 5 mins)

1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp melted butter
2 cups bread flour
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tspn salt

Method :
(1) combine flour and salt in a big bowl.
(2) stir in ingredients (A), milk, butter & egg, then mix to form a soft dough.
(3) place dough in a covered container and keep refrigerated for 3 hours or more.
(4) then place dough onto a slightly floured working table and roll out flat around 1/2cm thickness.
(5) divide dough into equally square or rectangle shape and leave to rest for 10 mins.

(6) finally, deep fry untill golden brown and coat with cinnamon icing sugar after cooled.

*cinnamon icing sugar : 1 cup icing sugar + 1 tbsp cinnamon powder.

This is quite a large portion of recipe and there are plenty to serve. Would be great for this holiday season when family members gathered around enjoying this sweet little snacks. It actually tastes a little like the Chinese crullers, 'ham chim peng'. I stuffed some of them with lime curd cream and it is really really luscious. Enjoy everyone!
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