New Orleans Beignets - deep-fried, square, powdered sugar-covered donuts. This recipe will transport you back to Nawlins! Beignets can be enjoyed as breakfast or dessert.
One thing I will say about growing up in Southern Louisiana is that you will always have memories of great authentic food. If you've ever been to New Orleans and haven't had the opportunity to taste the goodness of a beignet, you are simply missing out.
This is the perfect example of my mantra, "Start with something good and end with something great!."
Beignets can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Enjoy it first thing in the morning with coffee or your beverage choice or end your dinner on a sweet note. It is not an overly sweet dessert and that's what gives it the versatility of being a breakfast or dessert grab-and-go item.
They are fairly simple to make and starting off with the Cafe Du Monde Beignet Mix makes the effort not so hard --- but you know I had to put my own personal touch on it!
How to Make New Orleans Beignets:
I started with the wet ingredients as it helped me gauge how much of the beignet flour mixture I needed to add. I did not use the entire package mix for this recipe.
Begin by slightly scrambling an egg then add the melted butter, evaporated milk and remaining ingredients saving the powdered sugar for last.
Slowly add the beignet mix into the egg mixture until it becomes manageable with your hands then prepare for the dough kneading. I used pastry flour because it seems to work best with dough.
Spread your flour across your surface then begin to knead. Flatten your dough until it's thin. It will expand once it hits the grease.
Cut the dough into squares then add to the hot grease. Make sure your grease is already hot at this point. You can test this by adding a small piece to see if it floats to the top (of the grease).
These beignets cook very fast so be prepared to cook them for about 10 seconds each side then set to the side for draining.
Add as much powdered sugar as you desire and enjoy yourself! I like a lot of sugar! 🙂
When you want to treat your family to the Nawlins snack I grew up loving, give these New Orleans Beignets and spot on your table, and watch how fast they disappear.Print