French Quarter Mini Beignets with Bananas Foster Sauce Recipe

French Quarter Mini Beignets with Bananas Foster Sauce Recipe by: Paula Deen
Ingredients: Make 5 dozen Beignets
¼ cup warm water (105 degree to 110 degree)
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
3 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, divided
2 tablespoons all vegetable shortening
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup boiling water
½ cup evaporated milk
1 large egg
4 to 5 cups all purpose flour
Vegetable oil (for frying)
1 cup confectioners sugar
Bananas Foster Sauce(recipe follow)

  • In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes or until foamy.
  • In a large bowl, beat remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, shortening, and salt at medium speed with a mixer until smooth. Add ½ cup boiling water and evaporated milk, beating until combined. Add egg, beating until smooth. Stir in yeast mixture.
  • Gradually add 3 cups flour, beating until smooth. Beat in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  • On alightly floured surface, turn out dough, and knead for 6 to 8 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes or upt o 2 hours.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to ¼ inch round cutter, cut dough. Do not reroll dough.
  • In a large dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 3 inches; heat to 350 degree over medium heat. Fry dough in batches, turning frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sift confctioners sugar over hot beignets. Serve warm with Bananas Foster Sauce.
Banana Foster Sauce
Ingredients: Makes 10 to 12 servings
6 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup dark rum
4 large bananas, sliced ¼ inch thick

  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and cinnamon, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove pan from heat, and slowly stir in rum.
  • Return pan to heat, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Add banana slices, and cook for 1 minutes longer. End.
French Quarter Mini Beignets with Bananas Foster Sauce Recipe

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