Beignets - These New Orleans doughnuts are the best! Soft, pillowy and light just like the ones eat at Cafe du Monde but taste even better! You can't beat Homemade.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine lukewarm water and yeast. Let it sit until dissolve for about 5 minutes.
Lightly whisk evaporated milk, sugar, salt, egg and vanilla extract. Add it to the yeast mixture.
Mix in about 2 cups flour and continue mixing with hand or dough mixer. If using a stand mixer, mix for about a minute or 2.
Turn dough on lightly floured surface and knead for 1-2 minutes Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the dough. Cover loosely with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 2 hours or until doubled.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into ¼ - 1/3 inch thick. Then cut out dough into 1 1/2 or 2″ squares, you can use a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Let it rest for about 10 minutes before frying.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.