Kentucky Bourbon Beignets


3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp dry yeast (1 package)
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tbsp Kentucky Bourbon
3 cups peanut oil
Confectioner’s sugar


1. In a bowl, combine 2 cups of the flour with the butter and mix using a pastry blender until completely blended. Add sugar and salt and blend.
2. Mix the yeast with the warm water until the yeast totally dissolves. Let the yeast mixture stand for 2 minutes, then add it to the flour mixture along with the evaporated milk, egg, and bourbon; mix well. Slowly add flour until a soft dough is formed. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and work it until it has a satiny texture. Do not overwork dough. Roll out to a thickness of about 1/8 inch and cut into 2-inch squares.
3. Heat the oil in a skillet to at least 350 degrees. Fry the squares of dough in the hot oil until brown on one side. Flip them over and brown the other side. Place on paper towels to drain excess oil. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.