Classic Soufflé Beignets
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups flour, sifted
- 4 large eggs
- Vegetable oil for frying*
In 2-quart saucepan, bring water, butter, sugar and salt to a boil. Remove from heat and add flour all at once. Mix well.
Return to heat and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until mixture dries and comes away from the side of the pan. This could take up to 5 minutes, but should take at least 2 minutes. Again remove from heat.
Add one egg to mixture. Beat with electric mixer for 1 minute. Add remaining eggs, one at a time, mixing in each for 1 minute.
Preheat oil in Presto® electric deep fryer.* If using an adjustable thermostat deep fryer, set at 375°. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Cook until puffed and golden on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm Beignets with Orange-Honey Nut Syrup (see recipe below).
*Reference your deep fryer instruction folder for the amount of oil needed.