Tiana’s Famous Beignets
Makes 14 to 16
(pages 6-7 in : Tiana’s Cookbook)
Reprinted from the book DISNEY’S THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG TIANA’S COOKBOOK RECIPES FOR KIDS. Copyright © 2009 Disney Enterprises, Inc. Published by Disney Press, an imprint of Disney Book Group.
INGREDIENTS: 3 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup water 1 egg, beaten 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Vegetable oil, for frying Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting DIRECTIONS: 1. In a medium bowl, combine 23/4 cups of the flour with the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk everything together. 2. In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, water, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture from Step 1. 3. Use some of the remaining flour to dust your work surface. Place the dough on it and pat it into a large 1/2 -inch-thick square. Dust the top with more flour if it gets sticky. Next, slice the dough into 21/2 -inch squares. 4. Now it’s time to fry the beignets—be sure to ask an adult to help you! Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy saucepan on the stovetop until the temperature reaches 325° on a deep-fat thermometer. Check the temperature every so often while cooking. If it gets too hot, temporarily turn the heat down, or off. 5. Carefully drop 3 dough squares at a time into the hot oil. Fry them for 3 minutes, turn them over, and continue frying for 3 more minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beignets to a wire rack set atop paper towels to drain. Dust the beignets with confectioners’ sugar, and enjoy!
TIANA’S FAIRY TALE INGREDIENTS
These important ingredients are part of every good story. Write your very own FAIRY TALE. Remember – every fairy tale starts with “Once upon a time…”
A MAGICAL KINGDOM
Every princess resides in a special world or kingdom. This can be an enchanted forest or a bustling city like New Orleans, where jazz music flows in the streets and the food is always tasty!
Describe what is special about the KINGDOM in your story:
REMEMBER – your everyday world can be a magical kingdom as well!
A PRINCESS OR PRINCE
Every fairy tale has a princess or prince who is the main character of the story. THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG is the story of how Tiana met her , and what they learned along the way.
Who is the PRINCESS or PRINCE in your story?
REMEMBER – your main character is the hero of your story!
A SPECIAL DREAM
There is a special want, goal or dream that every princess is working to accomplish. Tiana’s dream is to open her own restaurant.
What is your main character’s SPECIAL DREAM?
REMEMBER – this can be a simple wish or a big dream, but it is always special!
A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE
Every princess has some obstacle or challenge that they must overcome before they can fulfill their fairy tale dreams. Tiana’s biggest obstacle to fulfilling her dreams is to transform back into a human and to open her restaurant.
What is your hero’s greatest CHALLENGE?
REMEMBER – it might take a long time to overcome some challenges, but keep at it!
FRIENDS & HELPERS
Whether it’s a helpful group of mice, enchanted dishes or a magical fairy godmother, it’s important to have friends who can help you with your challenges and dreams. Tiana has her bayou friends- Ray, Louis and Charlotte- who all help to achieve her dream.
Who are the FRIENDS & HELPERS in your story?
REMEMBER – in order to have good friends & helpers, your main character must be a good friend and helper to others.
A FAIRY GODMOTHER
Tiana has Mama Odie as her . These special characters have a magical way of helping our main character learn and grow as they go through challenges and obstacles.
Who is your FAIRY GODMOTHER or GODFATHER?
REMEMBER – this can be a wise teacher, parent or special mentor who helps your main character along the way.
A LITTLE MAGIC
Every fairy tale has a little magic added to it for good measure. Tiana’s transformation from a frog to a princess took a little magic and some hard work as well!
What hard work will your characters have to do to make LITTLE MAGIC happen?
REMEMBER – Magical transformations are possible, but they take time and involve a lot of hard work as well!
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