1 Begin the dough: Within the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix 3 cups of flour, salt, and a couple of tablespoons of sugar.
2 Bloom the yeast: In a 4-cup measuring glass or medium bowl, mix the nice and cozy milk (it needs to be about 100°F), remaining tablespoon of sugar, and yeast, and permit it to sit down till foamy, about 5 minutes.
3 Make the dough: Beat the egg into the foamy milk combination and add the combination to the blending bowl of flour. Combine by hand or utilizing the paddle attachment along with your stand mixer set to low or medium low, till you get a moist dough with shaggy dry bits all through. This will take wherever from 30 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes relying on the way you’re mixing.
Swap out the paddle attachment for the dough hook. Add the melted butter. Set the mixer to medium-low till the butter is integrated, about 1 minute.
4 Knead the dough: Flip the mixer as much as medium or medium-high (relying on the dimensions and weight of your mixer) and knead on the hook for about 6 minutes. The dough needs to be cheesy to the contact however not so moist that you may’t deal with it.
5 Form the dough and let it rise: Form the dough right into a ball and place it in a greased bowl. Cowl with plastic and permit it to rise till doubled in measurement, 1-2 hours relying on the temperature of the room.
6 Arrange your frying and dusting stations: Fill a big 4-quart pot with a number of inches of vegetable oil (about 2 quarts). Set a cooling rack over a baking sheet and place it subsequent to the pot of oil together with tongs.
Sift 3 cups of powdered sugar right into a medium-sized mixing bowl and set subsequent to the rack and a sheet pan.
7 Minimize the dough and warmth the oil: As soon as the dough has risen, flip it out onto a floured floor and roll it out into an rectangular form (about 10 inches by 14 inches and 1/4 inch thick). Minimize the dough into 12 tough rectangles and canopy with a flour-dusted tea towel to relaxation when you warmth the oil.
8 Fry the beignets: Warmth the frying oil to 325℉. Fry the beignets in batches till golden, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per aspect.
9 Drain and coat the beignets in sugar: Use your tongs or a frying spider to carry the beignets out of the frying oil and place them on the baking rack.
Let a few of the fats drain off for a few minute earlier than protecting in powdered sugar. You need to coat them with sugar whereas the beignets are nonetheless scorching, however not straight out of the fryer dripping in oil. Drop the drained beignets into the bowl with the powdered sugar. Flip to coat. Repeat with the remaining beignets.
10 Serve: Serve heat with one other beneficiant dusting of powdered sugar and scorching espresso on the aspect.