Cooking Classics: Cinnamon-Banana Beignets

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Cinnamon-Banana Beignets

Cinnamon-Banana Beignets are an exciting twist to the standard. A banana infused dough is prepared & given time to develop in the refrigerator overnight. When you are ready for these irresistible gems, simply turn the dough out, cut it into rectangular shapes & fry them in hot oil. A dusting of cinnamon scented powdered sugar adds just the right flavor to make these beignets worthy of your attention. Learn how to make a French Quarter classic with a twist.

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makes about 3 dozen

1 {1/4-oz} envelope active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water {105 to 115 degrees}
3 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided
4 1/4 to 4 1/2 cups bread flour
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1 cup whole buttermilk
1/2 cup very ripe banana, pureed {about 1 medium}
1 egg, lightly beaten
Vegetable oil
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Stir together the water, the yeast & 1 teaspoon of the sugar. Let stand 5 minutes or until foamy. Whisk together 4 cups of the flour, the salt & the remaining sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the yeast mixture, the buttermilk, the banana & the egg. Mix on Low speed 1 minute with a dough hook. The dough will come together in a ball around the hook. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 to 1/2 cup of flour until a sticky dough forms. Increase the speed to Medium speed & mix 4 minutes. The dough will appear shaggy in nature. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface & shape it into a ball then place it into a lightly greased bowl. Spray the dough surface with cooking spray & cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Chill 4 to 24 hours.

Pour the oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a Dutch oven & heat to 350 degrees. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pot to monitor the temperature. Remove the dough from the refrigerator & turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness & cut it into 1 1/2 x 3-inch rectangles using a pastry wheel or a sharp chef knife. Fry, in batches, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Combine the powdered sugar & cinnamon. Dust liberally over the warm beignets.

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How To Prepare Cinnamon-Banana Beignets

A trip to New Orleans inevitably includes a stop for hot chicory coffee & a serving of fresh beignets dusted with just the right amount of confectioners sugar. Many do not know how easy they are to prepare in your own kitchen as the dough can be blended quickly, refrigerated overnight & fried the next morning rather at a moments notice. A little mashed banana & cinnamon flavors the dough beautifully for a new take on this traditional favorite.

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Beignets aren’t difficult to prepare from scratch, however there are techniques you should be familiar with in order to make a successful batch. The only thing that it truly takes is patience as the yeast needs adequate time to produce quality results. Here’s what you should know.

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Once the dough has been blended & it is ready to be removed from the mixing bowl, push it away from the hook with well floured hands. Sprinkle a little bit of flour over the dough into the work bowl. Shimmy some between the sides & the dough using a rubber spatula or a plastic dough scraper. Allow it to tumble out onto a lightly floured surface. Expect it to be a little sticky.

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Begin shaping the dough into a ball. Gently press the surface to create a smooth flat surface then tuck the dough under while spinning it in a circular motion. A few quick spins between your hands will have it shaped into a ball. This will simply create a tight, neater dough shape.

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Place the dough into a large, lightly greased bowl. Spray the surface with cooking spray & cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Chill 4 to 24 hours.

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Once the dough has chilled & you are ready to proceed. Punch the dough down.

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Remove the dough from the bowl & place it onto a lightly floured surface. Press it flat with your fingers & begin pushing it into a rudimentary rectangular shape.

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Roll the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness using a pastry pin.

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Cut the dough into 1 1/2 x 3-inch rectangles using a pastry wheel or a sharp chef knife. Cover it loosely with plastic wrap to prevent a film from forming over the surface.

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Pour the oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a Dutch oven & heat to 350 degrees. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pot to monitor the temperature. Fry, the dough pieces in batches, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove them from the oil using a slotted spoon.

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Drain the beignets well on a wire rack over paper towels.

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Combine the powdered sugar & cinnamon. Dust liberally over the warm beignets. Pierce the beignets with a wooden skewer, if desired, to allow the steam to escape before eating.

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