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Betty's Faux French Chocolate Beignets

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Faux French Beignets. This is a quick and easy way to make chocolate beignets, using ordinary ingredients from your kitchen, and you don't need to be a French pastry chef to make these! I found out how to make these by watching a TV show, "Chefs of the Bluegrass," which had a segment featuring Furlongs, an upscale restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky. The theme of the restaurant is thoroughbred racing, but the style of food is Cajun. This is a great place to find wonderful jambalaya or etoufee! The owner and the chef are both from the New Orleans area, and they offered this quick recipe for beignets on the "Chefs of the Bluegrass" show, and I wanted to pass it along to you!
  Canned refrigerated flaky biscuits 6 (as needed)
  Semisweet chocolate chips 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (as needed)
  Confectioners sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (as needed)
  Peanut oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)

1. Remove refrigerated biscuits from their can and individually, stretch each into a circle of dough.
2. Place a few chocolate chips on the dough. Fold the dough in half, enclosing the chocolate chips. Use your fingers to pinch the edges together as shown in the video. Make sure there are no holes in the dough or gaps in the edges.
3. In a heavy pot, heat about 1 inch of peanut oil to 350 degree F.
4. Carefully place a chocolate-filled crescent into the hot oil. The dough of the crescent should sizzle. Let it roll over in the oil to brown the other side.
5. When brown on both sides, remove from oil, and place on paper towel to drain.
6. Quickly roll the beignet in a container of confectioner's sugar to coat all over.

7. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Deep Fried
Holiday, Easy
Chocolate Chips
Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Ditch the cupcakes! It's time to load your plate with chocolate beignets. The delicious donuts is quick and easy to make and can be whomped in minutes by using easily available kitchen ingredients. Betty's recipe is so simple that you wouldn't mind investing a few extra minutes to prepares a few extra batches. A total treat time with this chocolaty donuts.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 223 Calories from Fat 102

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g17.7%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g12.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 415 mg17.3%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g8.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.68 g2.7%

Sugars 9.5 g

Protein 3 g5.9%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium Iron 5.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Betty's Faux French Chocolate Beignets Recipe Video