French Beignets with Aged Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic Reduction

Beignet Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Boiling Water
2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Whole Milk
1/2 Package Yeast
1/4 Cup Warm Water
2 Eggs, Beaten
3 3/4 Cups Sifted Flour
Powdered Sugar, For Dusting

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 1/4 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 around two dozen.

Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Reduction  Ingredients:

1 Cup Midtown Olive Oil Blackberry Ginger Balsamic

Directions:

In a medium saucepan over low heat, slowly reduce the balsamic vinegar by 50%. You should have 1/2 cup. Allow to cool to room temperature which will thicken it further. Serve with warm beignets.


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