Classic Beignets!

This Classic New Orleans treat, Beignets are sweet, pillowy donuts, topped with a generous dusting of powdered sugar and honey! They are actually pretty simple to make, and everyone will absolutely love these adorable powdered sugar beignets!

We love this recipe! The lightly sweet beignets pair perfectly with the powdered sugar and honey! And feel free to be generous when adding the powdered sugar onto your beignets, because the beignet itself isn’t very sweet.

Ingredients:

Water + Milk: Make sure both of these ingredients are warm! The water should be about 110F and the milk should be heated to 100F.

Sugar: The white sugar in this recipe is divided. Add 2 Tbsp. of the sugar with the water and yeast, and add the rest later.

Yeast: Make sure you’re using active dry yeast!

Butter: This recipe uses melted butter. 

Egg: An egg is a common ingredient in beignets!

Salt + Vanilla: Salt and vanilla help to enhance the flavor!

Flour: Just use regular all-purpose flour.

Oil: We recommend using vegetable oil for frying the beignets.

Powdered Sugar + Honey: These are both classic beignet toppings!

Our beignets that we made were pretty large, but you can also just as easily make this recipe into mini beignets by cutting them smaller. Only the frying time would be different. 

Also a great idea, if you’re making these for Valentine’s Day would be to make your powdered sugar strawberry flavored! You would just have to blend freeze dried strawberries into a powder and add it to the powdered sugar. We think pink strawberry beignets would be adorable and taste amazing!

As always, we hope you guys enjoyed this recipe! And if you try it, be sure to tag us on our Instagram @corrigansisters – Aubrey and Tara

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Classic Beignets!


  • Author: Corrigan Sisters
  • Total Time: 1 hr. + 30 mins
  • Yield: 15 large beignets 1x

Description

This Classic New Orleans treat, Beignets are sweet, pillowy donuts, topped with a generous dusting of powdered sugar and honey! They are actually pretty simple to make, and everyone will absolutely love these adorable powdered sugar beignets!


Ingredients

Units Scale

1/2 cup warm water (110F)

1/3 cup white sugar, divided

3 tsp. active dry yeast

1 cup warm milk (100F)

4 Tbsp. butter, melted

1 large egg

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla extract

4 cups all-purpose flour

Vegetable Oil, for frying

Powdered Sugar + Honey, for topping


Instructions

1. To a large bowl, add in 1/2 cup warm water, 2 Tbsp. of white sugar, and 3 tsp. active dry yeast. Whisk that, then let it rise for 5-10 minutes. Now, add in the remaining sugar, 1 cup warm milk, 4 Tbsp. melted butter, 1 large egg, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Whisk that until combined.

2. Add in 4 cups all-purpose flour and mix until a rough dough comes together. If it’s too sticky, you may need to add some more flour. Now, knead the dough with your hands for about 2 minutes. The dough should be soft. Place in a lightly greased bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

3. Once risen, roll out the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut about 15 beignets. You can also make more if you’d like them smaller. Fill a pot with vegetable oil, and heat it till it reaches 375F.

4. Once the oil is at 375F, cook your beignets. How many you can cook at a time depends on your pot size. Cook for 2 minutes, flipping halfway. Let them cool on a plate with paper towels, while frying the rest.

5. Once done frying, dust powdered sugar over your beignets and drizzle on some honey!

6. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins.
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Fry

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 beignet
  • Calories: 300

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