Calas (like the french beignets)

Yield: 24 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Hot cooked rice
¼ cup Sugar
½ \N Package dry yeast
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
½ cup Warm water (105 to 115)
\N \N Vegetable oil
3 \N Eggs, beaten
\N \N Sifted powdered sugar
1¼ cup All-purpose flour

Mash rice grains, and cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in warm water, and stir into rice. Cover, and let rise overnight in a warm palce (85ø), free from drafts.

Add eggs, flour, sugar, salt, and nutmeg to rice mixture, beating until smooth. Cover, and let stand in a warm place (85ø) for 30 minutes.

Heat 3 inches of oil to 360ø; drop dough by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Cook about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain; sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

Submitted By BRENT WILLIAMS On 11-08-94

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