New Orleans Beignets

Recipe by gailanng
READY IN: 50mins




  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose and barley flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg.
  • Add the melted butter and vanilla, mixing well.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Divide the dough into two balls.
  • On a floured surface, knead each ball 10 to 20 times and roll out into a 9 x 9 inch square that is 1/8 inch thick.
  • Cut the big square into 12 smaller squares.
  • Pour oil into cast-iron Dutch oven or other deep, heavy bottomed pot until it reaches a depth of 3 to 4 inches. Heat oil over medium-high heat to 375 degrees.
  • Fry 3 or 4 beignets at a time, turning once shortly after dropping them into the hot oil, for about 2 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar.