French Beignets With Aged Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic Reduction

Beignet Ingredients

½ cup boiling water
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
¼ cup sugar
½ tsp. salt
⅓ whole milk
½ package yeast
¼ cup warm water
2 eggs, beaten
3-¾ cups sifted flour
Powdered sugar, for dusting

Beignet Directions

Pour boiling water over butter, sugar and salt. Add milk. Let stand until warm. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add to milk mixture with the beaten egg. Stir in 2 cups flour; beat. Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Cover with waxed paper and a cloth; chill until ready to use. Roll dough to ¼ inch thickness. Do not let dough rise before frying. Cut into squares and fry a few at a time in deep hot fat at 360 degrees. Brown; turn and brown on other side. Drain; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Makes approximately two dozen.

For The Aged Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic Reduction

1 cup Pinehurst Olive Oil Co. Aged Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic

In a medium saucepan over low heat, slowly reduce the Pinehurst Olive Oil Co. Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic by 50%. You should have ½ cup. Allow to cool to room temperature which will thicken it further. Serve with warm beignets.

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