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Recipe: Make magical Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets at home

by Attractions Magazine Staff

If you’re missing the Disney Parks, re-create this fan-favorite fluffy fried snack from both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts – Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets!

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These beignets are a staple of New Orleans Square at Disneyland and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter at Walt Disney World, and now you can have them in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Check out the recipe below:

Mickey Mouse-shaped Beignets

Makes 10 large Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets or 2 dozen small beignets

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup of warm water (105°)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of boiling water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar
  • Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter (optional)

Directions

  1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture.
  3. With the dough hook attachment of an electric mixer on medium speed, mix the dough just until combined and smooth. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut individual beignets with a Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter, or cut into 2 1/2 to 3-inch squares.
  5. Cover the dough with a towel and let the dough rise until doubled in size in a warm, draft-free area for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Using caution, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat.
  7. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side.
  8. Remove the beignets with tongs and place on paper towels to drain.
  9. Dust warm beignets with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

We want to see your creations if you decide to give this recipe for Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets a try! Be sure to share photos with us on Twitter at @Attractions.

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