Experience a taste of New Orleans with this Cafe du Monde beignets recipe! Pillowy soft and deep fried.
Beignets are a type of deep-fried pastry that originated in French cuisine. They are deep-fried, similar to doughnuts, but they’re square, airy, and doused in powdered sugar.
Yeast Butter Egg Flour
Water and milk Sugar Powdered sugar Oil, for frying
Combine warm water, warm milk, and yeast. Give it a gentle stir and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Add butter and egg and mix. Gradually introduce flour and sugar. Then, increase the mixing speed or knead by hand until dough is soft and smooth.
Place dough in a bowl, and cover it up. Let it rise for an hour. Then gently deflate it and transfer to a greased bowl. Refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.
Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it out into a 14″ x 10″ rectangle. Slice into 2.5″ squares.
Heat oil and fry for about 1 minute, or until beignets are golden brown and puffed. Sprinkle generously with powdered’ sugar