Strawberry Beignets
TODAY Show: Tory McPhail, executive chef of Commander's Palace, cooks up chicken and beignets for Mardi Gras -- February 17, 2015.
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Ingredients

  • Dry Mix Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup cake flour
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1.5 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 tablespoon salt
    • 1/2 pint diced strawberries
  • Wet Mix Ingredients

    • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
    • 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1 whole egg
    • 1 egg white

Preparation

Combine all dry ingredients and mix in berries. 

Combine all wet mix ingredients. Lightly blend in dry mix. Allow to rest for 1 hour in the refrigerator. Scoop and fry balls of dough (with the dough submerged for entire cooking time) at 350 degrees F until golden brown.