The driveway and street were an icy mess Sunday morning so I didn't even attempt to go out to knitting. Instead I stayed home and made beignets for breakfast. The folks in the MVCSA Ravelry group have been chatting about Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day which got me reinvigorated. I'd stopped making the dough because the container I was using took up too much fridge real estate but after listening to them rave for a couple weeks I ordered myself a proper dough raising bucket and mixed up a batch of dough. Sadly that was right before the power went out and by the time the power came back on there was something icky growing on top of my dough. I started over again but this time I forgot to move my dough into the fridge after it's initial rise which meant it was smelling like sour dough pretty darn quick. What better to make with sourdough than some beignets!
This is the basic dough recipe. I dumped it out onto a well floured board and flattened it to about 3/4-inch thick with my hands, covered it with a towel and let it warm up about an hour. I cut that into squares and fried them in oil at 370 F. Drain for a few minutes, sprinkle with powdered sugar and devour. Yum!