In THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, Tiana’s Famous Beignets are the bee’s knees and the talk of town. With a little help from Tiana’s Cookbook, you can make your own with a recipe so easy that even frogs could do it!
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This recipe comes from The Princess and the Frog: Tiana’s Cookbook: Recipes for Kids and can be found on pages 6-7.
Recipe makes 14 to 16 servings.
- 3 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
- In a medium bowl, combine 2 3/4 cups of the flour with the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk everything together.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, water, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture from Step 1.
- Use some of the remaining flour to dust your work surface. Place the dough on it and pat it into a large 1/2-inch-thick square. Dust the top with more flour if it gets sticky. Next, slice the dough into 2 1/2-inch squares.
- Now it’s time to fry the beignets—be sure to ask an adult to help you! Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy saucepan on the stovetop until the temperature reaches 325° on a deep-fat thermometer. Check the temperature every so often while cooking. If it gets too hot, temporarily turn the heat down, or off.
- Carefully drop 3 dough squares at a time into the hot oil. Fry them for 3 minutes, turn them over, and continue frying for 3 more minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beignets to a wire rack set atop paper towels to drain. Dust the beignets with confectioners’ sugar, and enjoy!
This recipe is inspired by The Princess and the Frog on Disney Blu-ray and DVD March 16, 2010!
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Reprinted with permission from the book The Princess and the Frog: Tiana’s Cookbook: Recipes for Kids Copyright © 2009 Disney Enterprises, Inc. Published by Disney Press, an imprint of Disney Book Group.