Disney’s Gingerbread Beignets Recipe is the Christmas version of the classic French treat found in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
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About eight years ago, my husband, baby and I went to New Orleans for a work conference. It was a really fun trip, but the best part of the vacation was being introduced to beignets. There is a very famous eatery in New Orleans called Cafe Du Monde.
The place was crazy busy so we went in to see what the hype was. We ordered some beignets, even though I had no idea what a beignet was. When we received our order, our plate was piled high little fried squares of heaven drenched with powdered sugar. Needless to say, we walked back back to Cafe Du Monde every day of our trip for breakfast.
Two months later, we took a trip to Disneyland. Imagine my surprise when I found out beignets were sold there as well! As many times as I had been to Disneyland, I never knew about beignets. Now, whenever I visit the Disneyland Resort, beignets are on the top of my list! Apparently, during the fall, Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square sells pumpkin beignets. During the holiday season, Gingerbread Beignets are served. Lately, I have been obsessed with anything gingerbread. So pairing gingerbread beignets with eggnog creme anglaise is like Christmas heaven.
These Gingerbread Beignets would be the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. I wanted to bring a little Disney Christmas magic to my home and used this cookie cutter to cut my beignets into Mickey Mouse-shaped deliciousness. The flavor of the Gingerbread Beignets will definitely bring the Christmas spirit but I think the Eggnog Creme Anglaise sends this breakfast treat over the top. It is so creamy and tasty.
How to Make Disney’s Gingerbread Beignets
Start by preparing the dough the night before you want to eat the beignets. In the morning, roll out your dough with a rolling pin and cut the beignets into your desired shape. Cover the uncooked beignets with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, and wail 45 minutes. Heat the oil in a large pan to 375 degrees. Cook the beignets for a couple of minutes on each side. Remove them from the oil and place on a paper-towel lined plate or cooling rack.
How to Make Eggnog Creme Anglaise
While the beignets are cooking, begin making the Eggnog Creme Anglaise. Heat the eggnog and milk in a saucepan on medium heat until hot. While it is heating, beat the egg yolks and sugar together in the bowl of stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Slowly pour in the hot eggnog mixture while beating at a medium speed. Return the mixture to the saucepan and slowly heat until it thickens. Pour it through a mesh strainer and stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve it warm with the Gingerbread Beignets!
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