For Christmas, my friend bought me a Delicious Disney Desserts cookbook (it doesn’t seem to be widely available; I think you have to get it at a Disney park, through another vendor like the link, or on eBay).
One of the recipes was for Mickey Mouse beignets. Of course, since we had just gotten back from east Texas, where the food is SOOOO light and we did not eat anything caloric at all, no sirree, I had to make these on Monday.
My friend also gave me a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter, which you’ll need. You should also wear an apron.
It was my first attempt at donuts or beignets or anything fried like this. The one thing I don’t like about such things (actually, okay, two things) are:
- You have to wait for dough to rise.
- You have to roll it out and cut it.
So many steps! So much time! So much flour all over the counter! Plus, historically things I have cut out of dough don’t turn out terribly well, thus I was a little bit apprehensive.
Here’s the recipe from the cookbook.
I don’t have a big mixer with dough hooks, so I first stirred with a wooden spoon and then with my hands. Hands work.
Also, before you start make sure you have one of those HUGE jugs of cooking oil on hand; 3 inches is a lot. I used my big heavy pan, and I could only fry two or three at a time.
I saved my oil to use for more donuts later, in clean jars, because that’s how my mother did it.
Cadillac was in charge of the powdered sugar. He does not skimp.
They were delicious! And they must all be eaten right away, so make sure you’re not home alone or you’ll find yourself eating a dozen beignets.