"Pigs Ears"

1 qt oil
1 egg
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Pour the oil in a deep pan and pre-heat it to 375 degrees. This is hot. Be careful.

In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon together.

In another bowl beat the egg well, then beat in the sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.

Pour the egg mixture into the flour and mix slightly, until moistened. Put it on a floured surface and knead lightly.

Roll the dough out until about 1/4" thick. Cut it into squares/diamonds of about 3".

Fry in oil, turning once. until golden brown. Drain them on paper towel, and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

In the French Quarter they serve these with cafe au lait and call them "Beignets".

I like mine with a good cup of Community Coffee with chicory, especially after a night where le bon temp been rouler-ing.