St Lucian Chocolate Beignet Recipe

This super easy (and ohhh so delicious) Beignet recipe, comes straight from the heart of St Lucia. 

St Lucian Chocolate Beignet (serves 4 -6)

Ingredients

3 cups ricotta
4 eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup St Lucian Cocoa Powder
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp baking powder
1 cup amaretti cookies (ground finely)
Oil for deep frying
1 cup melted St Lucian Chocolate, for filling
1 cup shaved toasted coconut for dusting
Method

Using a mixer with paddle combine ricotta, egg,s and vanilla; mix for 3 minutes. Add dry ingredients; do not over mix. Pipe tablespoon sized dollops of batter on to wax paper; chill for 10 min. Pipe the melted chocolate in the center of the dough making sure to seal the hole. Freeze until dough becomes pliable. Preheat oil in a deep pot to 3500. Fry dough in batches 2 to 3 minutes on each side (until dough floats for one minute); drain on a wire rack. Top with shaved coconut and serve with Rum Vanilla Anglaise.

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