Disney gave fans a heartwarming surprise when they shared the step by step guide to preparing one of their iconic snacks, mickey mouse beignets.
This is not the first time Disney will be sharing their recipes to help fans stay busy at home. They formerly shared the recipe for their churros, dole whip, and French toast.
The beignets may, however, be our most favorite yet. It is easy to prepare, and the product is a delightfully soft and yet filling snack.
It'll be especially fun to make with the kids!
Ingredients for the beignets include:
- 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (approx. 105°)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Two tablespoons vegetable shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- One large egg4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup boiling waterVegetable oil (for frying)
- Powdered sugar
Today is Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras is here! 💚 My fav princess is Tiana (She works so hard to accomplish her goals and I totally relate!) and one of my biggest dreams is to go to New Orleans one day… the food, music and atmosphere really inspires me! Wish I was eating beignets right now around my favorite land New Orleans Square, but I'll do it next week! 🐸 Swipe to see the special beignets for Mickey's Celebration last year and also pics of the queen of the day! 💚 I hope you catch tons of beads today! 🎉
1. Make the dough
In a bowl of warm water, pour in the required amount of yeast and stir. Let the mixture sit for five minutes. Meanwhile, combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water in a large bowl.
Then, stir in yeast mixture and mix the dough (with or without a mixer). Afterward, let the dough rest for half an hour.
2. Mold the dough into Mickey Mouse shapes
Sprinkle flour over a flat surface or platform where you can comfortably roll the door. Roll the dough to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut individual beignets with a Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter or any other shape you prefer.
Cover the beignets with cling film or a towel and let the dough rise for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
3. Fry the beignets
After rising, the beignets are ready to deep fry! Heat an adequate amount of vegetable oil to 350° F in a deep pot over medium-high heat.
Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove and place on paper towels to drain.
To serve, sprinkle powdered sugar over the warm beignets. Enjoy!