How to Make Beignets

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Aug. 28, 2014

No need to travel all the way to New Orleans for these tasty treats. You can make them right at home.

Ingredients

Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((around 110ºF))
Sugar 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Instant yeast/Rapid rise yeast 2 Teaspoon
All purpose flour 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) ((375 mL))
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Egg 1 Large
Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
Other ingredients
Vegetable oil 2 Quart ((For deep frying))
Icing sugar 3 Tablespoon ((as needed for dusting))

Directions

GETTING READY

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine water, sugar, and yeast. Mix well and let sit until foamy. 

2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, and salt. Mix well.

3. Into the yeast mixture add egg and 2 tablespoons of oil. Add flour mixture and stir together until dough comes together. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

 

MAKING

4. On well-floured counter, place the dough and press into a rough rectangle, flipping to coat with flour. Roll the dough into ¼-inch thick rectangle shape.

5. Using pizza wheel, cut dough into 12 -16 square pieces.

6. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high flame until it reaches 350 degree F.

7. Fry beignets in oil for about 3 minutes or until golden brown, flipping halfway through frying. Fry 3 beignets at a time and do not over crowd. Maintain oil temperature between 325 and 350 degrees.

8. Remove from oil and place on cooling rack.

 

SERVING

9. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 249Calories from Fat 167

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 87 mg3.63%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 5 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet