Foodies, if you’ve ever been to or seen Disneyland pictures online, you will definitely have stumbled upon Disney’s classic Mickey Mouse shaped treats! However, among the vast selection of Disney themed items, the Mickey beignet remains the crowd favourite.
The cute beignets are essentially fried dough covered with powdered sugar. Although it sounds like your regular doughnut, these pillowy Disney beignets have managed to leave a footprint on the Disneyland visitors and have them craving it when they’re not at the park.
Here’s How To Make The Disney Beignets
The recipe released by Disney Parks Blog could not have come at a better moment. Let’s get cookin!
Yields: 10 large Mickey Mouse shaped beignets or 2 dozen small beignets
- 1/2 tsp dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (105F)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp vegetable shortening
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Powdered sugar
- In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water and stir to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water. After that stir in yeast mixture.
- With a dough hook attachment of an electric mixer, mix the dough on medium speed until combined and smooth. Let dough rest for 30mins.
- 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 double in size, about 1 to 1.5 hours.
- Heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350F in a deep pot over medium-high heat. Fry dough until golden brown (2-3mins), 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.
Watch A Nostalgic Disney Movie With Your Homemade Beignets
There you have it – the recipe that has made Disney fans all over the world relive some of their fondest memories, at home. Turn on your favourite Disney movie and enjoy your own creation of the Disney beignet. Stay safe everyone!
Sources: Disney Parks Blog