In New Orleans, beignets are a fried yeasted dough served with confectioners’ sugar on top. They are traditionally prepared right before they’re served to be eaten fresh and hot. They were brought to New Orleans in the 18th century by French colonists, and made famous by the Café du Monde.
Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Southern
Calories: 114 kcal
about 2 ounces, lightly beaten
bread machine yeast
Oil for deep frying
Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling on Beignets
Add water, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, unsalted butter, egg, sugar, salt, bread flour and yeast in that order to pan of bread machine. Start machine on dough cycle. When kneading is complete, remove dough from bread machine pan, place in oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate over night. The next day, remove dough from the refrigerator 1 hour before wanting to roll it out.
Preheat oil to 360° F.
On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch x 3-inch rectangles. Deep fry, flipping constantly until golden brown (about 1 minute). Drain Beignets on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately. Yield: 3 dozen Beignets.
New Orleans Beignets
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.