---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: New Orleans Beignet Doughnuts
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 10 Servings
       1 pk Active dry yeast
   1 1/2 c  Warm Water (105 deg. f.)
     1/2 c  Sugar
       1 ts Salt
       2    Eggs
       1 c  Evaporated milk
       7 c  Sifted all-purpose flour
     1/4 c  Soft shortening
            Oil for frying
   In large bowl, sprinkle yeast over water; stir to dissolve. Add sugar,
   salt, eggs and milk.  Blend with rotary beater. Add 4 cups of the flour;
   beat smooth. Add shortening; beat in remaining flour. Cover and chill
   several hours.  Deep fry at 360 degrees 2 to 3 mintues or until lightly
   browned on each side.  (If beignets don't rise to the top immediately when
   you drop them into the oil, the oil isn't hot enough.) Drain on paper
   towels.  Sprinkle heavily with confectioners' sugar. Serve hot.