Soft and fluffy doughy sweet Mickey Mouse Beignets are the perfect dessert for the entire family.
Have you ever been to Disney World and taken a bite of their delicious Beignets? They are soft and fluffy and the perfect mixture of dough and sweetness. There is just something simple about a beignet that makes it yummy.
I haven’t been to Disney World in a few years but I have not forgotten how delicious those doughy Mickey Mouse Beignets are. I wanted to recreate them so that I can still get my beignet fix even though I am staying home more often these days.
How much yeast is in a packet of dry yeast?
Do you purchase your yeast in bulk or in the larger cainsters? That’s how I purchase mine. Then I keep it in the freezer until I need it so that it stays fresh longer than it would in a cabinet or pantry. If you do not purchase your yeast in the smaller packets then you will need to know that there are 2 and one fourths of a teaspoon in a packet or envelope of yeast. If you measure by grams instead of teaspoons then you will need seven grams of yeast.
Can I use table salt instead of kosher salt in these Mickey Mouse Beignets?
Yes, you can use table salt instead of kosher salt. There is really no difference between the two of them when they are dissolved into food. If you are putting kosher salt on top of a food item then it does have a different shape and flavor burst than table salt. However, once you mix and dissolve into food there is no difference between the flavor of the two.
Can I use another oil instead of canola oil?
Yes, you can use another oil if you prefer. Canola oil is my oil of choice for frying. You will only need this oil to fry not to use in the recipe. If you prefer to fry in peanut oil or vegetable oil either one of those will work just fine. You could even fry in coconut oil though that will slightly change the taste of your beignet.
I would not recommend that you fry these in olive oil. I also do not recommend that you fry in a different fruity oil like grapeseed oil. These oils have a much stronger flavor and will change the taste of your dessert.
Can I make these Mickey Mouse Beignets into a different shape?
You can make these Beignets into any shape that you like if you don’t have not have a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter. I wanted to make the traditional Beignets from Disney World so that is why I shaked mine into Mickey Mouse shapes. If you do not have cookie cutters just use a glass to cut round shapes and fry those. The shape will not change the taste.
These Beignets will bring back all your favorite memories from Disney World! Be warned though that you will want to make them over and over.
- ¾ C lukewarm water
- 1- .25 oz packet active dry yeast
- ½ C evaporated milk
- ⅓ C sugar
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 C flour
- 3 tablespoon butter melted
- Canola oil for frying
- 1 Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Using a standing mixer, combine the lukewarm water and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes to allow the yeast to dissolve
- In a medium bowl, lightly whisk evaporated milk, sugar, salt, egg and vanilla until lightly combined
- Add it to the yeast mixture
- Mix in 2 C of flour and mix with a dough mixer for 2 minutes
- Add in the melted butter and mix until dough is sticky and smooth
- Mix in the remaining flour to make a soft dough
- Place the dough onto a lightly floured cutting board and knead the dough for 2 minutes
- Place the dough into a greased bowl and cover loosely with a clean kitchen town
- Allow to rise for 2 hours or until doubled in size
- Punch the dough from the bowl
- Roll the dough onto the lightly floured cutting board into about ¼ inch thick
- Cut out mickey mouse shapes of dough and allow to rest for 10 minutes before frying
- Fry the dough until they are light and fluffy
- Place onto a paper towel
- Dust with powdered sugar