What is a Beignet?
Beignets are donut-like fried dough balls that are dusted with powdered sugar. Learn how to make the best homemade beignets with this easy and fail-proof recipe.
My love affair with beignets (sometimes misspelled as benyas) started with a Disney audio CD I play for little G in the car. The CD is “The Princess and the Frog” set in New Orleans about a beautiful girl named Tiana who makes legendary beignets. Little G would always ask me what is a beignet? This is my first attempt in making beignets at home and I passed with flying colors!
I did some research on beignets recipe. Most recipe yeilds a dense and doughnut-like texture, with yeast involved. I opted for this beignet recipe made from choux pastry. The reason is simple: I love light, eggy and absolutely addictive choux pastry, and these beignets are basically golden-brown fried choux pastry balls dusted with lots of powdered sugar!
If you love desserts, I urge you to try out this easy beignet recipe which I learned from Baker Bettie. Little G was so happy and asked me to make more tomorrow. We finished the beignets in no time and I am definitely making more for sure.
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