Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup 237ml Whole milk - scalded

  2. 2 tablespoons 30ml Margarine or vegetable shortening

  3. 1 tablespoon 15ml Brown sugar

  4. 1 tablespoon 15ml Granulated sugar

  5. 3 cups 187g / 6.6oz Enriched plain flour

  6. 1 teaspoon 5ml Nutmeg

  7. 1 Fresh egg

  8. 1 teaspoon 5ml Salt

  9. 1 Granulated yeast oil for deep frying

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Recipe Instructions Heat milk in saucepan to scalding stage. Do not let it scorch. Stir often. Place shortening in a mixing bowl and add sugar. Pour in the scalded milk and stir until ingredients are melted. Cool to lukewarm stage. Add yeast. Stir until yeast is dissolved. Sift dry ingredients ~ salt, nutmeg, and flour. Gradually add approximately 1/2 of flour mixture to milk mixture to form batter. Add whole egg. Beat thoroughly. Stir in remaining flour mixture. Cover. Set aside to allow to double in bulk (approximately 1 hour). Knead gently. Roll out on floured board to 1/4" thickness. Cut into diamond shapes. Cover. Let rise in warm place from 1/2 to 1 hour. Fry in hot oil (385F), turning only once. Drain and dust with confectioners sugar. Serve warm. From "Recipes and Reminiscences of New Orleans"


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