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Beignets with Blood Orange Sauce

Feb 25, 2014 01:12PM ● By Cate Reynolds
You can’t have a Mardi Gras celebration without beignets. They’re essentially little donuts, fried to golden perfection. Don’t skip the sauce. It adds a much welcomed sweetness to the donuts.


For donuts:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 cup water
4 eggs
oil for frying

For sauce:
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 Tbsp. powdered sugar
juice of half a blood orange


Heat butter and water over medium until melted and mixed. Stir in flour and mix well. Add in eggs, one at a time, until a batter forms. Heat 1/4 inch of oil over medium. Once hot, drop dough by tablespoon into the oil. Cook until golden then flip. Cook until golden on the other side. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar

To prepare sauce, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until fully incorporated.

Serves 4

--Kim Cooper--