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Monday, February 16, 2015

New Orleans Beignets

Beignets are a classic New Orleans Treat, they are similar to a doughnut but are square and without a hole.  
Some beignets are tossed with powered sugar but I love to serve them in a typical CafĂ© du Monde fashion with powdered sugar pilled on top! 
 The only thing missing is a cup of Cafe du Monde chicory coffee!
 These New Orleans style Beignets are a must for your Mardi Gras party since no one throws a bigger party and celebration than New Orleans during Mardi Gras that always ends at the Cafe de Monde with beignets!  

New Orleans Beignets
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • Extra Canola oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar
1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
2. In a smaller bowl, sift flour with baking powder and salt
3. To the yeast mixture, add milk, oil, sugar, egg and 1/2 the flour mixture.
4. Beat until smooth.
5. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky)
6. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
7. Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; roll into a 16x12-in. rectangle. Cut into 2-in. squares.
8. Heat oil to 375° in a large dutch oven.
9. Deep fry squares, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides.
10. Drain on a rack over paper towels.
11. Dredge or cover with powdered sugar
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Other Great Mardi Gras Foodies:

Authentic Jambalaya

Creole Black Eye Peas and Rice

Cajun Blacking Spices


  1. What a wonderful treat to celebrate with, Evelyn! :) Thanks so much for joining us with the sweet treats and giveaway!

  2. Awesome recipe and giveaway. Your beignets just jump on the page. I did a bit of "entering". I'll try to come back later and do more. :)

  3. Congratulations to the Birthday Bloggers! I'm just crazy for these beignets. Thanks so much also for the terrific Giveaway. You do know how to Celebrate!

  4. What every seems to be my fancy at the time is what I like for my birthday. Doesn't have to be a traditional cake. Your beignets would be wonderful!!

  5. I have to figure out what dessert I want this year. Every year I get to choose whatever I want, and my wonderful husband makes it for me. It's coming up soon too!

  6. Oooo I need to try your beignets look great.

  7. I love cheesecake, and I always get a birthday cheesecake. This year for my birthday I want a real birthday cake.

  8. OMG I haven't had a beignet since we honeymooned in New Orleans 37 years ago! Yours are absolutely gorgeous and a must-try for sure!

  9. Love this treat and thanks for joining the birthday bash!

  10. Your beignets look absolutely Amazing!!! I can not wait to try them. I would be a very Happy Camper with anything that is Chocolate for my Birthday! :-D
    Thank-You so much for a chance as this is such a Wonderful Giveaway!!!

  11. I love homemade Coconut Cake on my birthday!

  12. I love angel food cake with strawberries and lots of whipped cream.

  13. Your beignets look so yummy! For me, I love key lime pie and cheesecake...those would be my birthday picks!

  14. I love a simple yellow cake with chocolate frosting!

  15. I would love chocolate cake on my birthday. But, because I am on this crazy diet I will have to find a recipe for gluten free, dairy free and sugar free cake. I refuse to give up chocolate though. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  16. I love creme brulee!


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))