Mexican Beignets with a Chocolate Dipping Sauce
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Recipe type: French Mexican
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Serves: 50 beignets
 
Ingredients
  • 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon of salted butter
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup + 1½ teaspoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of cardamom
  • 5 eggs at room temperature
  • 4 cups of vegetable oil for frying
  • 1½ tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup of heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup of bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of light corn syrup
  • powdered sugar for dusting
Instructions
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
  1. Combine 1 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon in bowl.
Chocolate Sauce
  1. Place chocolate chips in mixing bowl.
  2. In small sauce pan bring cream to simmer. Pour immediately over chocolate chips. Let sit for two minutes and then stir until smooth. Add in cinnamon and corn syrup and stir until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
Beignets
  1. Combine water, 1½ teaspoons of sugar and butter in small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  2. Add in flour and stir. Return to heat and stir until smooth, about one minute.
  3. Transfer dough to large bowl and using hand mixer, add in vanilla and cardamom. Continue beating and add in eggs one at a time.
  4. On stove in large saucepan, heat oil to 350 degrees. Working in batches, drop in tablespoon size balls of dough. Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Using toothpick, poke hole in beignet to allow steam to escape.
  6. Toss beignets in cinnamon sugar mixture
  7. Set on plate and dust with powdered sugar
  8. Serve with Chocolate Sauce
Recipe by Talia Bunting at http://taliabunting.com/mexican-beignets/