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I laughed when I saw this recipe. My dad would make these for us when we were growing up, he called them donuts, but coming from outside New Orleans it is a bit of an insult to call them beignets. For those who have never had a beignet, no these are nothing like them, but they are a very tasty treat that are a great fun thing to make the kids.
I was just going over the reviews & decided to try these as I had a can of Grands in the fridge
what a surprise they are really great & hubby loved them to we put some of our favorite jam
in it after cooking, very yummy
Made this recipe today to celebrate Mardi Gras and they are excellent! Purchased Pillsbury flaky biscuit dough and prepared them as directed. A friend who has had traditional Beignets from Cafe du Monde said they were just like the real deal! I also had some lemon curd on hand for an added flavor. Will definitely keep this recipe for either next year or whenever I need to make a quick breakfast option for a party.
I have made doughnuts out of refrigerated biscuits and they are very much like these beignets. Very easy to whip up and goes great with a cup of tea or coffee. I made half with the powdered sugar and half with a cinnamon sugar mixture. Made for December, 2008 Aussie/NZ Swap.
I have never had traditional Beignets but these were delicious! If this is what they are like than I am a fan! I am also lazy so if I can make something like this and have a taste treat I give you 6 stars! Thanks for bringing a tradition that can be easily made! A keeper.
If you have ever had authentic Beignets at Coffee Call in Baton Rouge or Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans, this isn`t even close to the real deal ! However, that said....not a bad, cheap treat for the kiddies ! Just sayin`....
I haven't tried this recipe, but had these, Kentucky style, last year. The difference is they provide a bowl of melted chocolate to dip them in-be sure to serve them warm-doesn't get any better than that!
We tried these last night and they were yummy. Quick and easy, too. Will definitely make these again.
I liked these, but never having had a traditional beignet, I don't know if they were close or not. For me, they were not quite sweet enough with just a dusting of powdered sugar. But had a good taste and were very easy. Also, didn't know what beignets look like but the little slit didn't seem to stick there, they just turned into half-circles.