Disney Recipe: Mickey Mouse Beignets from Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Disney Recipe: Mickey Mouse Beignets from Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Have you ever visited Disney’s Port Orleans Resort and had the Mickey Mouse beignets? If not, you’re missing out! Don’t worry though, you can now make these delicious fried treats yourself at home.

Today, Disney released the recipe for their famous treats so that everyone could try them out even while being quarantined.

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Mickey Mouse Beignets Recipe:

Makes 10 large Mickey beignets or 2 dozen small beignets

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

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