HomeBreads Beignets


Posted in : Breads, Breakfast on by : asclavijo Tags: ,


Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Rise time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: beignet
Servings: 30 Beignets
Calories: 113kcal
Author: asclavijo


  • 1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 Tbsp Warm water 85 degrees
  • 3/4 c Milk
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1/4 c Shortening
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 3 c Flour approx
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered Sugar


Mix the dough & 1st rise

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl, stirring well; Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Scald milk; stir in sugar, shortening, and salt.
  • Cool mixture to lukewarm temperature.
  • Add milk mixture, egg, and 2c flour to yeast mixture; mix well.
  • Stir enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead about 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • Place in a well greased bowl, turning to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place for about 1 hour.

After rise

  • Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll dough into a 12"x10" rectangle.
  • Cut 2" squares.
  • Place on a floured surface and cover.
  • Let rise in warm place 30 minutes or until doubled.

Time to cook

  • Heat 3"-4" of oil to 375 degrees; drop in 3-4 beignets at a time.
  • Cook about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Serving: 1Beignet | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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