Cardamom Flavoured Beignets 

I love the combination of cardamom and beignets. You can add whatever flavour you like when making the dough. The beignets are not too sugary after all they’ve been sprinkled with confectioners sugar. I wish you a pleasant week!

In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the flour, sugar, yeast, salt and cardamom. Make a well in the centre.

In another bowl, whisk together the water, milk and egg.

Add the water-milk mixture and butter or margarine to the flour. Using the dough hook attachment mix until it forms into a ball. Knead for five minutes .(The dough should be firm and a bit sticky at this point)

Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 1 minute until it loses it’s stickiness. Form into ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with cling film (plastic wrap), and let stand in a warm place about 1 hour
and let stand in a warm place about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Knock back the dough on a lightly floured surface, then roll into a 14-16 inch square, flipping over from time to time and lightly dusting with flour to avoid sticking. Using a pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut dough into 1½ to 2-inch squares.

Heat the oil in a medium pot or a deep-fryer to a temperature of 350ºF. Add a few squares to the hot oil and deep fry, rolling them around constantly with a fork, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.

Cardamom Flavoured Beignets

Ingredients

  • 450g flour (1 Ib, 3 ½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoon Fleischmann’s instant yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom 
  • ½ cup warm water (about 110ºF) 
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 50g (3 tablespoons) butter or margarine, softened
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Icing (Confectioners’) sugar, for coating

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the flour, sugar, yeast, salt and cardamom. Make a well in the centre.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the water, milk and egg. Add the water-milk mixture and butter or margarine to the flour. Using the dough hook attachment mix until it forms into a ball. Knead for five minutes .(The dough should be firm and a bit sticky at this point)
  3. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 1 minute until it loses it’s stickiness. Form into ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with cling film (plastic wrap), and let stand in a warm place about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  4. Knock back the dough on a lightly floured surface, then roll into a 14-16 inch square, flipping over from time to time and lightly dusting with flour to avoid sticking.
    Using a pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut dough into 11/2 to 2-inch squares.
  5. Place squares on a floured baking sheet or parchment paper and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  6. Heat the oil in a medium pot or a deep-fryer to a temperature of 350ºF. Add a few squares to the hot oil and deep fry, rolling them around constantly with a fork, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the beignets to a large bowl lined with a paper towel to drain. Deep fry the rest of the beignets.
  7. Using a fine sieve, coat the beignets with the confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.

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Author: Liz

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