Tiana’s New Orleans Beignets Recipe from The Princess and The Frog

February 25, 2020Van
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Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 25-35 Beignets

My family loves the underrated Disney Classic “The Princess and the Frog.” We’ve seen it countless times, and one scene in particular never ceases to make our tummies growl…the scene where the hardworking heroine Tiana drizzles her fresh beignets with honey and dusts them with powdered sugar! I’ve made beignets countless times but, this version is inspired by Tiana’s addition of drizzled honey, it surely takes one of my favorite treats over the top.

Tiana’s New Orleans Beignets Recipe from The Princess and The Frog

Tiana’s New Orleans Beignets Recipe from The Princess and The Frog

Tiana’s New Orleans Beignets Recipe from The Princess and The Frog

The hollow & crispy version – rolled out thinner and fried immediately. This is my favorite way to have them!
Tiana’s New Orleans Beignets Recipe from The Princess and The Frog

Tiana’s New Orleans Beignets Recipe from The Princess and The Frog

Tiana’s New Orleans Beignets Recipe from The Princess and The Frog

Tiana’s New Orleans Beignets Recipe from The Princess and The Frog

The fluffy and pillowy version, rolled out thicker and left to rise before frying.
Tiana’s New Orleans Beignets Recipe from The Princess and The Frog

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Tiana’s New Orleans Beignets Recipe from The Princess and The Frog

  • Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 25-35 Beignets

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Ingredients

  • 3½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1½ Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 1¼ Cups Ultra-Pasteurized Milk, Warmed to 110°F
  • ⅓ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
  • Cotton Seed or Vegetable oil for frying
  • Honey for drizzling
  • Powdered Sugar for dusting

Method

  • 1)

    Add warm Milk to your mixing bowl with the paddle attached. Sprinkle in 1½ Teaspoon of Active Dry Yeast, stir and let it sit for a few minutes. When it starts to bubble add ⅓ Cup Granulated Sugar, 1½ Cups All Purpose Flour mix on medium with the paddle attachment until it looks like a smooth batter. Add 1 Large Egg, 2 Tablespoons melted Unsalted Butter, and 2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour. Mix on low until the dough starts to come together, switch to the dough hook and mix on #2 Speed for about 5 Minutes, then turn up to #4 Speed for about 2 Minutes. The dough should be soft and elastic.

  • 2)

    Lightly oil a large bowl, form the dough into a ball and place it into the bowl – cover with plastic and let it rise for about 2 hours in a warm location – an oven with the light on works well

    *INSTANT POT: If you have an Instant Pot, lightly oil the liner, place the dough in the pot and seal the lid. Press the Yogurt button, choose the LESS setting and set for 60 Minutes.

  • 3)

    Dust your counter generously with flour, punch down the dough, dust the top of the dough lightly. Choose your preferred method below.

    Hollow and Crispy: Pre-heat 2 inches of frying oil to 360°F (use a deep fry thermometer to monitor the temperature). Roll out dough to ⅛-¼ inch thick. Cut into 2-3 inch squares and fry immediately in batches, flip the beignets several times so they brown evenly – don’t over crowd the pot and wait until the temp returns to 360°F before frying the next batch. Drain the beignets on a rack for a minute.

    Fluffy and Pillowy: Roll out to ⅓ inch thick. Cut into 2-3 inch squares. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for 25 minutes. Heat 2 inches of frying Oil to 350°F (use a deep fry thermometer to monitor the temperature). Fry in batches, flip the beignets several times so they brown evenly – don’t over crowd the pot and wait until the temp returns to 350°F before frying the next batch. Drain the beignets on a rack for a minute.

  • 4)

    Drizzle the warm beignets with honey and dust a generous amount of powdered sugar – VERY generous!  There should be a small mountain peak of powdered sugar on each beignet! Enjoy warm with a café au lait!

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