Beignets Fresh from New Orleans
Beignets are sweet French doughnuts that are square and do not have holes in them.
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water in a big basin.
Combine 2 cups of flour with the milk, oil, sugar, and egg.
To make a soft dough (the dough will be sticky), stir in enough of the remaining flour.
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Avoid kneading. Set aside in the fridge for the night.
Get an electric skillet or deep cast-iron pan heated to 375° with 1 inch of oil.
Cook the squares in batches, frying each one until golden brown.
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