Peanut Butter & Jam Beignets 12 Steps
In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Stir until the sugar and yeast have dissolved, and let it sit for about 5 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and vanilla extract. Add this to the yeast mixture and stir to combine.
Add in 2 cups of flour and the salt, and mix until the flour is fully incorporated. Add in the butter and mix again.
Gradually add in the remaining flour until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1-2 hours or until it has doubled in size.
Once the dough has risen, roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut the dough into squares or circles, about 3-4 inches in diameter.
Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pot or fryer until it reaches 375°F.
Fry the beignets in batches, flipping them over once, until they are golden brown and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes.
Remove the beignets from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess oil.
Use piping bags and fill each beignets with peanut butter and jam.
Dust the beignets with powdered sugar before serving and enjoy!