Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Recipe: Beignets

I used this Café du Monde beignets recipe this morning with fantastic results:


  • 6 fl oz lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Let sit a few minutes to activate yeast, then add in and mix:

  • 4 fl oz whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 0.75 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 18 oz (510 g) flour

(NB - add in the flour last so all other ingredients can be incorporated)

Directions (post-mixing):

  1. Gently knead the dough until it's smooth
  2. Lightly oil the mixing bowl, coat dough in oil, and cover. Place in warm place to rise for about an hour
  3. After dough has had time to rise, heat oil to 370°F
  4. Roll dough out to around 1.0-1.5 cm thickness. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut out rectangles
  5. Drop dough into heated oil, turning occasionally until brown
  6. Remove fried beignets from oil onto paper towels to cool.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar

Kneaded dough

Dough after rising

Sliced into rectangles

The beignets puff up during frying

Sprinkled with powdered sugar and ready to eat👨‍🍳😘