The Disney beignets (you know, the ones in the shape of Mickey Mouse) are so adorable, they can’t possibly be easy to make, right? Wrong. In fact, Disney just shared the coveted recipe online, meaning your weekend just got a bit more exciting…and probably a lot messier.
The company has been on a recipe sharing spree as of late. Some of the park’s fan-favorite menu items—including their famous churros, french toast, and cookie fries—are being shared on the Disney Parks Blog so fans stuck at home have something to do during to the coronavirus pandemic.
After patiently waiting for the Disney beignets recipe to drop, it’s finally here. The delicious treats, made from fried dough and covered with white powder, are usually served at Disney World and Disneyland. However, since both parks are closed indefinitely, you can keep the magic alive by experiencing the sugary goodness at home.
Though they look a little complicated to make, they really aren’t. All you need are the following simple ingredients for this recipe, which serves 10 large Mickey-shaped beignets or two dozen small beignets.
- Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture. With the dough hook attachment of an electric mixer on medium speed, mix the dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
- Roll to ¼-inch thickness and cut individual beignets with a Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter or cut into 2 ½ to 3-inch squares. 5. Cover with a towel and let dough rise until doubled in size in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 ½ hours.
- Using caution, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side. Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to drain. 7. Dust warm beignets with powdered sugar and serve immediately.
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