A homemade recipe for Mickey Beignets! A delicious treat found at Disneyland and Disney World. Make this yummy snack and bring a little Disney magic home!
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One of my favorite Disney treats are Mickey Beignets! There is nothing like enjoying this French doughnut at Disneyland from Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square or at Port Orleans French Quarter at Disney World. Yum.
I’m getting hungry just writing about them. During one of our trips to Disneyland, we ate Mickey Beignets for breakfast every day we were there!
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What is a Beignet?
A beignet is the French term for a pastry made from deep-fried choux pastry. Beignets may also be made from other types of dough, including yeast dough, which is what will be used in this recipe.
I was first introduced to beignets when I visited New Orleans with my husband and son. We had no idea where we were going or what we were doing in the city, we just happened to come across an eatery called Cafe Du Monde. Boy am I glad we did.
When I learned that beignets were available at Disneyland and they were shaped like Mickey Mouse, I was totally excited!
For some reason, any food tastes better when it is shaped like Mickey. I don’t know why?
One of my favorite things to do is to recreate Disney snacks and treats at home! It’s definitely how I try to bring some Disney magic into my house and helps me deal with Disney Withdrawl.
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We actually made Gingerbread Mickey Beignets on Christmas Eve and it was a hit!
This past Christmas, Disneyland released two new holiday inspired Mickey Beignets. You can find the recipe for Candy Cane as well as Hot Chocolate Mickey Beignets HERE.
The recipe below, is for classic Mickey Beignets that are covered in sweet powdered sugar, and are delicious not matter what time of year you eat them!
Ingredients for Homemade Mickey Beignets
The first thing you’ll want to note, is that this dough needs to be refrigerated for a long period of time before using.
Because of this, I like to make the dough the night before I plan to make the beignets.
Next, you’ll want to gather all of your ingredients. This is what you will need:
- 2 1/2 Teaspoons Yeast
- 1/3 Cup Warm Water
- 1 Cup Evaporated Milk
- 1/2 Cup Oil (Vegetable or Canola)
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 Egg
- 4 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- Oil for Frying (Vegetable or Canola)
- Powdered Sugar, for dusting
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Rolling Pin
- Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
- Deep Fryer or Large Pan
- Silicone Tongs
- Cooling Rack
- Paper Towels
- Paper Sacks
How to Make Mickey Beignets
Once all of your supplies are assembled, you can begin to make your dough.
- First, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Add the evaporated milk, oil, sugar, egg, vanilla, baking powder, salt, and 2 cups flour. Beat the dough in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until smooth.
- Replace the paddle attachment with a dough hook. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that is still a little sticky.
- Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours to overnight.
- Punch down the dough and turn it out on a floured surface. Roll out the dough into a 12×16 inch rectangle.
- Either cut the dough into two inch squares or us a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter to make Mickey shaped beignets.
- Heat the oil in a large pan or deep fryer to 375 degrees.
- Fry 2-3 beignets at a time until golden brown.
- Line a cooling rack with paper towels. Place the fried Mickey Beignets on top of the paper towels for 1-2 Minutes.
- Pour about 1/2 cup powdered sugar into a paper sack and add one beignet at a time.
- Close the bag and shake until the beignet is covered with powdered sugar.
- For best results, serve the Mickey Beignets warm.
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I hope that making Homemade Mickey Beignets can bring a little Disney magic into your home!
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