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New Orleans Beignets

Wish to know how to make beignets like the French Quarter Beignets?   Then make these New Orleans beignets with this easy beignet recipe.   They are a must-try New Orleans Pastry!

 

French Quarter Beignets

 
These New Orleans Beignets are made with yeast, flour, and simple bread ingredients.  The key to this delicious New Orleans Pastry is that they are deep-fried.    We mix a simple beignet recipe dough, let it stand in the fridge overnight.   Then we remove it from the fridge, roll it out and cut the dough into squares.     We fry these in an electric deep fryer filled with hot oil.  And as soon we remove them from the oil, we pile powdered sugar on top for the best beignets outside of New Orleans.
 
 
New Orleans Pastry Beignets
 
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Beignets are a classic New Orleans Treat, they are similar to a doughnut but are square and without a hole.  Some beignets are just tossed with powdered sugar but I love to serve them in a typical Café du Monde fashion with all of the powdered  sugar pilled on top.  And  in our opinion it has to be served with a cup of Cafe du Monde chicory coffee!
 
Since we can’t easily hop over to New Orleans to enjoy this awesome treat we have created this beignet recipe.    These plus some  Chicory Coffee, New Orleans jazz playing and we are enjoying the Big Easy at home.
 

What you need for this New Orleans Pastry Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 ounce package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oill
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Powdered Sugar

 

Equipment Needed:

  • Deep Fryer like a Fry Daddy 
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Mixing bowls
  • Mixer
  • Rolling Pin

 

How to make beignets:

  • In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • In a smaller bowl, sift flour with baking powder and salt
  • To the yeast mixture, add milk, oil, sugar, egg and 1/2 the flour mixture.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky)
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Punch dough down. Turn the pastry dough onto a floured pastry sheet then roll into a 16×12-in. rectangle. Use a pastry cutter to cut into 2-in. squares.
  • Heat oil to 375° in an electric deep fryer or  in a dutch oven
  • Deep fry the pastry dough squares, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain on a rack over paper towels.
  • Dredge or cover with powdered sugar

 

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These French Quarter Beignets are a must for your Mardi Gras party.    Because no one throws a bigger party and celebration than New Orleans during Mardi Gras.   And that always has to end at the Cafe de Monde eating these New Orleans Pastry

 

Other Mardi Gras Recipes:

 

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New Orleans Beignets

How to make beignets like the French Quarter Beignets.  New Orleans beignets with this beignet recipe. New Orleans Pastry
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Fridge time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole, French
Keyword: Beignet Recipe, French Quarter Beignets, How to make Beignets, New Orleans Beignets, New Orleans Pastry
Servings: 8
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • In a smaller bowl, sift flour with baking powder and salt
  • To the yeast mixture, add milk, oil, sugar, egg and 1/2 the flour mixture.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky)
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured pastry sheet then roll into a 16×12-in. rectangle. Use a pastry cutter to cut into 2-in. squares.
  • Heat oil to 375° in an electric deep fryer or in a dutch oven
  • Deep fry squares, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain on a rack over paper towels.
  • Dredge or cover with powdered sugar

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3.6mg

 

 

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Sunny C.

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

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

Meal Plannin Maven

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

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!

Amy Baesler

Monday 16th of February 2015

Oooo I need to try your beignets look great.

Tara Noland

Monday 16th of February 2015

Your beignets would be wonderful!!

Joanne DiPalo

Monday 16th of February 2015

I'm just crazy for these beignets. You do know how to Celebrate!