La Mansion del Rio Carrot Walnut Raisin Beignet Recipe
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La Mansion del Rio Carrot Walnut Raisin Beignet

2 cups unbleached flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup raisins

Apple Cider Consommé
1 quart apple cider
3 tablespoons honey
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon whole star anise
1/2 tablespoon juniper berries
2 tablespoons orange peel

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl except for nuts and raisins. Add all wet ingredients stirring till completely incorporated. Refrigerate above for 2 hours.

When ready, heat vegetable oil in pan (about 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep) to 325 degrees F. Spoon dough in 1 ounce increments into oil turning frequently until golden brown. Remove and let dry.

When cool, toss in sugar, cayenne pepper and cinnamon mix.

Apple Cider Consommé: Heat together and boil, let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and serve.

Serving Ideas: Serve by placing 3 beignets in bowl, add cider consommé and cream on top of beignets Bon Appetite!

Source: La Mansion del Rio, San Antonio, Texas

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