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Sweet Corn Beignets with Bacon-Sugar Dust

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 cooked bacon strips
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the corn, sugar, eggs, butter, salt, vanilla and 4-1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine confectioners' sugar and bacon. Process until combined; set aside.
  • 4. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Cut into 2-in. squares.
  • 5. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry squares, a few at a time, until golden brown, about 1-1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Dust with bacon-sugar mixture. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 beignet: 117 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews

Average Rating: 3.666666
  • twogonz
    Feb 25, 2013

    FANTASTIC! Something a little different, but we absolutely loved them!

  • posipati
    Feb 12, 2013

    Simply cannot belive that anyone would muck up Beignets!

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