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Beignet without oil, shortening, condensed milk?

sweetfern Mar 8, 2012 09:13 AM

Too much of a stretch?

I am looking for a recipe actually cooked by someone on this list, that doesn't use shortening,
condensed milk, or oil in the batter. Got one?


  1. paulj Mar 8, 2012 09:23 AM

    What type of recipe are you looking for - choux pastry, yeast, baking powder ? Strictly New Orleans style, or anything from France?

    The choux pastry (cream puff) batter is just butter, water, flour, and eggs.

    4 Replies
    1. re: paulj
      sweetfern Mar 8, 2012 09:33 AM

      New Orleans, absolutely!


      1. re: sweetfern
        paulj Mar 8, 2012 09:44 AM

        looks like a straight forward sweet yeast dough from John Besh.

        1. re: paulj
          momskitchen Mar 8, 2012 01:06 PM

          That recipe has oil in it.

          1. re: momskitchen
            paulj Mar 8, 2012 01:26 PM

            The oil is for frying. There is melted butter in the batter.

    2. sunshine842 Mar 8, 2012 01:15 PM

      why is it important that it has no shortening or oil if you're going to plunk it in a pan full of hot oil anyway?

      Seriously asking -- having trouble wrapping my head around that issue.

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