Today we have Mickey Beignets or as I have chose to call them “Man-Catching Mickey Beignets.”
Before we even start this one let me make sure you know that you need to let the dough rest in the refrigerator overnight. This isn’t going to be one of those mix and bake type recipes. But it isn’t a difficult recipe, just a bit time consuming.
Here’s What you Need:
- 1 Egg
- 3 1/2 Cups flour
- 1/4 Cup sugar
- 1/2 pack Active Dry Yeast
- 3/4 Cup Warm Water
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
- Shortening or Vegetable Oil for Frying
- Confectioners Sugar or other preffered topping
To start you will need to mix your warm water, yeast and sugar in a bowl and let it sit for about 10 minutes till it gets bubbly.
Next add egg, evaporated milk, and salt mix into the yeast. Then begin adding your flour.
I recommend using a mixer with a bread hook attachment if you can. It makes it much easier.
Put the mixture into a greased bowl, cover, and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.
Flour your work surface and rolling pin and roll out the dough to about 1/8 – 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out your preferred shape. Since we did not have a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter I instead cut them out by hand using a quick template I made.
Heat your deep fryer or put vegetable oil in a deeper pan and heat until 350 degrees.
Gently slide in your pieces, a couple at a time, and cook them 30-60 seconds on each side, or until golden brown.
Place them on a dish with paper towels on top to drain the excess oil.
When they cool dust them with sugar or add icing.
Voila! Man-Catching Mickey Beignets.
How is this recipe for kids?
This one is a little trickier to do with younger children. If you have a cookie cutter you can probably have them assist with the cutting or dusting with sugar. Otherwise it’s a bit dangerous for them with the mixer and hot oil.
My daughter was all about it until it because tedious for her and then she decided her school work was more interesting. But she did enjoy eating them.
What do you think? Comment and let us know!