Thursday, April 5, 2012

Disneyland's Cafe Orleans: Mickey Beignets Recipe

If you have ever eaten the yummy beignets served at Disneyland's Cafe Orleans or
Walt Disney World's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort then you will LOVE this recipe!
These pastries are easy to make and will surely become a favorite snack and/or breakfast treat. Enjoy!

Disneyland's Cafe Orleans (or Walt Disney World's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort): Mickey Beignets
*makes about 4 dozen


1 packet active instant dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup evaporated milk
7 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Crisco vegetable shortening, for frying
powdered sugar


   In a small bowl, pour entire packet of dry yeast into warm water. Stir until dissolved. Pour into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, salt, eggs and evaporated milk. Blend well with electric mixer. Add in the flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in fridge 3-4 hours or overnight, if possible.

   Dump out chilled dough on a floured surface and knead until smooth and no longer sticky. Split dough in half and set one half aside. It is easier to work with one mound at a time. Roll out to 1/8" thickness with a lightly floured rolling pin. Using a Mickey-shaped cookie cutter, cut out as many shapes as you can then re-roll leftover dough and cut again. Repeat. If you do not have a Mickey-shaped cookie cutter, simply use a pizza cutter and run it across the dough crosswise then again lengthwise to create 2x2" squares.

   Heat the vegetable shortening in a deep pan until it lightly smokes. Carefully drop the Mickey-shaped dough into the hot oil. Let it cook until golden brown then flip to cook opposite side. Remove from pan and let drain on a paper towel-line plate. Repeat for remaining dough.

   Place the cooked beignets on a serving platter and sprinkle heavily with powdered sugar using a sifter or large spoon.

   Serve with fruit preserves and a hot cup of coffee. Yum!

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