1 package dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups flour
oil for deep frying
powdered sugar


Dissolve yeast in the warm water. Add next five ingredients plus optional salt, if desired, then beat in the flour. Dough will be sticky. On a floured board, roll out the dough to about ⅛ inch. Cut into 2-inch squares. Heat oil to 370 degrees F. Drop beignets in oil a few at a time. As they puff, turn them to brown other side. Remove, drain, and dust with powdered sugar.

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Makes 2 to 3 dozen.

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