What is Beignets?
French beignets are deep-fried square or round pieces of dough topped with powdered sugar and occasionally filled with raspberry filling, creme, or chocolate. French beignets' history stretches back to the 16th century or earlier, with older variations pointing to a similar dessert from Ancient Rome.
How to Make Beignets?
Make beignets using this easy French beignets recipe. To start, activate the yeast with water and sugar until frothy and whisk in egg and milk. Add this mixture and softened butter to flour and salt in the bowl of your mixer, and mix with a dough hook until well incorporated.
Transfer the formed dough to an oiled bowl and leave covered for an hour or two until doubled in size. Roll the risen dough into a long rectangle about 3/4 of an inch in thickness before cutting into squares. Fry the dough squares in a dutch oven or deep frying pan at 350°F until golden brown and drain the oil before serving.
What to Serve with Beignets?
Pair this beignets recipe with something to drink like tea, coffee, and wine, or enjoy it with raspberry sauce, vanilla dip, caramel dip, banana fritters, brownies, or chocolate chip cookies. Top with powdered sugar, chocolate sauce, berries, and chopped or whole nuts.
Here are some our delicious recipes that you can serve with Beignets:
- Americano Coffee
- Hibiscus Tea
- Cappuccino Coffee
- Brownie with Sour Cherry
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookie
- Peach Iced Tea
- Sugar-Free Berry Jam
How to Store Beignets?
French beignets are best eaten fresh, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days or freeze them in an airtight container or freezer bag for 1-2 months. To reheat, microwave for 15 to 20 seconds or bake for 3-5 minutes at 350°F.