Beignets | How to make Beignets

By Nasima Singh  |  14th Jun 2016  |  
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About Beignets Recipe

I was keen to participate in this Go Global contest and was scouting for recipe to try out, this is when I came across a recipe for an event in another group. I made these last night to upload the pictures in the group event, where all the participating members have to bake the same dish. Thanks to the original poster of this recipe Ponnanna Mayanamada, the recipe came out so well and everyone at home, especially the kids loved it.

Beignets is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Nasima Singh teaches how to make Beignets step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Beignets in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Beignets at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Beignets takes 120 minutes for the preparation and 15 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Beignets is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Beignets is a good option for you. The flavour of Beignets is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Beignets and impress your family and friends.


Ingredients to make Beignets

  • 2 Cups / 250 Gms - maida
  • 1 Tsp - Instant yeast (if using Active Dry, the same quantity can be used)
  • 2 No.s eggs
  • 15 Gms - sugar (and some more powdered sugar for dusting later)
  • 15 ml - 15 ml - Warm water (if using Active Dry yeast, else room temperature water can be added)
  • 15 ml - Milk (room temperature)
  • 30 Gms - Softened butter (not melted) - I used Amul butter
  • 30 ml - Condensed milk

How to make Beignets

  1. Dissolve pinch of sugar in water and mix yeast in it (Follow this step only if using active dry yeast. I used instant yeast, so skipped this step)
  2. Mix rest of sugar, milk, condensed milk, eggs and whisk well in a mixing bowl. If using instant yeast, then mix the water and the entire quantity of 15gms of sugar
  3. Now add softened butter to the flour and mix well
  4. Make a well in flour and add the egg mixture and yeast and bring it all together.
  5. Do not knead the dough more than a minute. You just have to make a mass and bring it all together.
  6. Make a ball and leave the dough in a lightly greased bowl for 2 hours. By this time it should double in size
  7. Transfer the dough to a lightly dusted surface and gently roll it flat to about ¼ of an inch in thickness.
  8. Cut it into small rectangles using a pizza cutter / knife and rest for about 5 to 10 minutes
  9. Option – 1: Deep frying, Original recipe- Café du monde style. Now deep fry them in cotton seed oil / other oil on medium heat until golden.
  10. Dust them with icing sugar and can be eaten with fruit preserve / marmalade etc.
  11. Option – 2: Baking Cut it into small rectangles using a pizza cutter / knife and rest for about 5 to 10 minutes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and lightly dusted.
  12. Bake them in a preheated oven at 225° C for about 5 minute or until golden
  13. Baste them with butter
  14. Note: for eggless version, 2 eggs can be replaced with about 70-80 ml milk as per Ponnanna. I have not tried the eggless version though

My Tip:

Can be best enjoyed with powdered sugar dusted on top and / or fruit preserve, Jam, Marmalade, chocolate sauce or any other sauce and / or topping of your choice

Reviews for Beignets (2)

Ponnanna Mayanamada2 years ago

Oh wow.. I am really glad that the beignets turned out well :-)

Nagina Hasan2 years ago

Your all dishes amazing

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