Beignets Souffles (French Doughnuts)


1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1 cup flour
4 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind (or more to taste)
Oil for deep-frying


Heat butter and water until water boils. Add flour all at once, turn off heat, and stir vigorously with wooden spoon. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until batter is smooth after each egg. Add sugar and orange rind. Drop by spoonfuls into oil that has been heated to 380 degrees F. Fry about 12 minutes.


Makes 24.

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