Rachael Ray: Fake-Out Beignets Recipe
Jenna Elfman and Sunny Anderson helped Rachael Ray get her audience in the Mardi Gras spirit for a Fat Tuesday show, featuring a delicious treat, Orange-Sugar Fried Beignets. These fake-out beignets hail from a Chinese takeout restaurant in New York City, where she witnessed a takeout chef making donuts from a roll of biscuits.
Rachael Ray was in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans one year. She and her husband ran out of beads on their float halfway through, and the audience was enraged. Sunny Anderson attended Loyola, so she knows about New Orleans traditions.
Rachael Ray: Jenna Elfman Growing Up Fisher
Jenna Elfman has been married for many years, and she said that she and her husband have a shared sense of humor. They don’t keep secrets from each other, and she thinks that has been one of their tools for success.
Elfman’s latest series is Growing Up Fisher, based on a true story about a family whose blind father has to adjust to life after divorce. Look for the series, narrated by Jason Bateman, Tuesday nights on NBC.
Rachael Ray: Orange-Sugar Fried Beignets Recipe Ingredients
You can make your own colored sugar by shaking up a few drops of food coloring with sugar. The show used gold, purple, and green sugar.
- 2 cups colored Sugar
- 1 container store-bought Buttermilk Biscuit Dough
- Zest of 1 Orange
- 1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Agave
- Vegetable Oil
Rachael Ray: Orange-Sugar Fried Beignets Recipe Directions
- Fill a pan with oil so it’s deep enough to come halfway up the side.
- Heat oil to 350 F.
- Combine orange zest with cinnamon and sugar in a plate.
- Cut biscuits into quarters.
- Roll sections into balls to create 32 donut holes.
- Fry donut holes in batches in the hot oil, for about seven minutes per batch.
- Transfer hot donuts to a paper towel to drain and dry.
- Roll donuts in agave (or use honey thinned with water).
- Toss in sugar mixture to coat and serve right away.