Baked Beignets with Stuff Cayenne Whipped Cream

by - Monday, November 18, 2019

Now I am not a baker. I repeat, I am not a baker. So when I was gifted Florida Crystals Organic Sugar I was racking my brain to bake something that A, I loved, and B, was easy enough for us non-bakers to do. I had a beignet at a foodie event that Andrew and I attended and it was the perfect mix between sweet savory and even had a kick to it. It was so delicious that I went back for seconds and even thought about it for days. This is my interpretation of that beignet but instead of fried, I baked mine. Fried food tends to hurt my stomach if I have too much of it, so I didn't want to go the tradition route. But trust me, nothing is lost in this dessert. Also, you might be hesitant about a cayenne whipped cream, but there is so much sweetness between the honey and powdered sugar that it is exactly what it needed to make this dish perfect. Originally I served it on the side, but then my brilliant husband started to stuff the beignets and our mind were blown just how good it was! Honestly, these really are just as good as they look. 
Ingredients:

Beignets
  • 4 cups flour (plus extra on hand)
  • 1/4 cup of Florida Crystals Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk (lukewarm)
  • 1 package of fast activating yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbs of melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • Extra milk and melted butter for brushing dough
  • Extra powdered sugar for sprinkling on top
  • Honey to drizzle on top
Cayenne Whipped Cream
  1. Place milking yeast in a bowl and let it sit fro 2 minutes. Then mix in sugar, eggs, and butter.
  2. Slowly mix in flour and salt. Place the (sticky) dough on a floured surface and knead until it is no longer sticky. You might need to mix in a little bit more flour. 
  3. Transfer dough in a large bowl with a damp warm cloth and let rise for 15 minutes. 
  4. Preheat oven to 350.
  5. After dough is done rising, remove excess air and roll out. Cut out dough in 2 inch rectangles. 
  6. Place on a non stick pan and brush with milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes. 
  7. While beignets are still warm, brush with melted butter. 
  8. In a medium bowl add powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, cayenne, and paprika and mix with an electric mixer until it starts to look more like whipped cream. Note: keep tasting and adjusting until it is to your likeness. 
  9. Put whipped mixture into a piping bag and stuff beignets (it can also be eaten on the side)
  10. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and drizzle honey on top.
  11. Enjoy!


xx
Luna

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