Say “happy Mardi Gras!” with these sweet New Orleans-style beignets

(MyRecipes / Southern Living)

Mardi Gras is Tuesday, Feb. 28. If you can’t make it to New Orleans, you can still bring home a taste of the Big Easy.

These delicious beignets from Southern Living are simple and sweet, perfect for your Mardi Gras celebration.

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You will need:

  • ¼-ounce envelope active dry yeast
  • 1½ cups warm water, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 6½ to 7 cups bread flour
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar, sifted

Get the full recipe here. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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