How to make New Orleans-Style Beignets

 Pillowy-soft fried dough coated in a powdery layer of confectioner sugar

I am so excited to share this recipe with you immediately. As a result of I do know once you see these tender and light-weight, lick-the-sugar-off-your-fingers yummy beignets,  you’ll be itching to sprint to your kitchen and check out these too! … Am I proper?!? 

And belief me, these beignets style at the very least pretty much as good as they give the impression of being!

Please observe, relying on how skinny you roll the dough and the way massive you chop the squares, this recipe can yield wherever from 30 to 60 little beignets. What number of servings would these be?!? Hmmm… they’re further puffy and light-weight (empty on the within). They’re cute and small, and really easy to pop in your mouth. So I can simply see consuming at the very least 5 in a single go… or perhaps extra!

As a result of these are finest eaten proper after frying, I like to recommend to simply roll out, reduce and fry the dough you’ll plan to eat. You may retailer and save the remaining dough within the bowl within the fridge for a number of days. I fried mine in two occasions, and actually the second day the dough was higher – simpler to roll, extra flavorful,  and overvalued much more within the sizzling oil. 

Final however not least: do not draw back from the powdered sugar. The dough is barely candy so that you want all the additional sweetness on prime! 

I am additionally excited to share with you my first recipe card (see beneath!) One among my subsequent objectives for this weblog is to make it a bit extra user-friendly so that you could extra simply search, learn and print my recipes. It’s going to take a bit extra work, however for now… down right here is my first recipe card! What do you suppose?!?

New Orleans-Style Beignets

New Orleans-Fashion Beignets

Pillowy-soft fried dough coated in powdery layer of confectioner sugar


  • three/four cup (175 ml) heat water
  • 1 bundle (2 1/four teaspoons, 7 gr) lively dry yeast
  • 1/four cup (50 gr) sugar
  • 1 massive egg
  • half of cup (120 ml) condensed milk
  • half of teaspoon salt
  • three three/four cups (475 gr) bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons (30 gr) unsalted butter, softened
  • oil for frying
  • powdered sugar for serving


  1. In a small bowl, combine the water with the yeast and sugar. Combine to dissolve and let sit for 5 minutes till bubbly to activate the yeast.
  2. In a stand mixer bowl, add the egg, evaporated milk and salt. Combine till mixed.
  3. Add the water/yeast combination and about half of the flour. Combine for a couple of minutes till nicely mixed and clean. Add the softened butter and blend some extra.
  4. Add the remaining flour and knead for a couple of minutes till clean.
  5. Make right into a ball, place in a bowl, cowl and let relaxation at room temperature for one hour. Refrigerate for at the very least one hour or till able to fry (as much as two days).
  6. Take away from the fridge, working in batches (I used half the dough at a time), roll out to a 1/eight inch thick. Lower into squares about 2 or 2.5 inches sides.
  7. Warmth the oil till sizzling (360 levels F or till you see bubbles round a wood spoon contained in the oil). Fry the beignets a number of at a time till they pop up and golden, it ought to take only some seconds per facet.
  8. Drain onto paper towel. Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar on either side. Serve heat!


You may retailer the dough within the fridge for as much as two days.

These are finest eaten when nonetheless heat, so I like to recommend frying solely the one you propose to eat.

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