MacKintosh's Caramel Apple Beignets
These delicious doughy treats get their name from the French term for “fritter”. This doughnut pastry is best served warm and offers 16 fresh and easy to make beignets sure to please your friends and family. Dotted with chopped Mackintosh toffee bits and dried apple and dusted with cinnamon sugar, these beignets will be perfect as a holiday treat.
What you need
How to prepare
In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, yeast, baking powder, salt and nutmeg until combined; add dried apple and toffee pieces, tossing until well combined. In separate bowl, whisk together egg, milk and butter; stir into flour mixture until dough starts to form.
Turn out dough onto lightly floured work surface; knead until smooth. Transfer to lightly oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Let stand for 45 to 60 minutes or until doubled in volume.
On lightly floured work surface, roll out dough into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick square or rectangle. Cut into 2-inch (5 cm) squares.
Fill large high-sided skillet with enough oil to come 2 inches (5 cm) up side of pan. Heat over medium heat until oil reaches 375°F (190°C). Deep-fry beignets, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate.
Whisk together icing sugar and cinnamon; dust over beignets. Serve warm.
For gluten-free beignets
Substitute 1:1 gluten-free all-purpose flour blend for all-purpose flour.