New Orleans Beignets

Recipe by PACE6634

I found this recipe on the internet and gave it a try. This is quite simple and turns out fantastic. Dark Rich Coffee a must to go along with these.

Top Review by Bonnie G 2

I'd heard of these before but never tried them so when I saw the recipe knew I wanted to give it a try. The dough is so nice and easy to work with and the end result light and not to sweet; just the right amount to suit me. I was thrilled with the way they puffed up while frying. The only changes I made was to cut the recipe in half (it still made a batch large enough for me and DH with left over to share with our neighbors) and added 1 teaspoon of vanillar to the dough. Can't wait to make these again for our family when they visit. Made for Spring PAC 2012

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, eggs, evaporated milk, and blend well. Mix in 4 cups of the flour and beat until smooth. Add the shortening, and then the remaining 3 cups of flour. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours.
  2. Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 2 1/2 inch squares. Fry in 360 degree F (180 degrees C) hot oil. If beignets do not pop up, oil is not hot enough. Drain onto paper towels.
  3. Shake confectioners' sugar on hot beignets. Serve warm.

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