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Why travel to NOLA? Homemade Beignets!

by Komal

These little pillows of dough have been on my mind for awhile now. Recently my brother was in N’awlins (my attempt at writing/saying New Orleans with an accent) and sent me pictures of these airy delights from the world famous Cafe Du Monde. I was SO jealous. 

I have never been to New Orleans and it is definitely a place on my bucket list. Besides the rich history, Bourbon Street and of course the Creole influence, the only thing I really want to sink my teeth into is the B E I G N E T S. 

Traditionally a beignet is a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar. There are numerous variations to this fritter which include fruit and veggies.

If you have never had a beignet you are missing out and you must immediately go try one…because I said so…like right now. 

OK, so not right now, but after you read this recipe!


Bomb Beignets with Raspberry Dipping Sauce
Yields 25
Beignet, synonymous with the English "fritter", is the French term for a pastry made from deep-fried choux pastry. Beignets can also be made from other types of dough, including yeast dough
Prep Time
2 hr 30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
2 hr 30 min
Cook Time
30 min
2459 calories
497 g
0 g
32 g
42 g
2 g
939 g
1843 g
175 g
0 g
27 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2459
Calories from Fat 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1843mg
Total Carbohydrates 497g
Dietary Fiber 14g
Sugars 175g
Protein 42g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 cup water - 100 to 110 degrees
  2. 3 tbsp sugar
  3. 1 envelope Quick Rising Yeast
  4. 3 cups flour
  5. 3/4 tsp salt
  6. 2 tbsp vegetable oil (plus enough for frying)
  7. 1/2 cup powdered sugar (or to taste)
For The Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup seedless Raspberry Jam
  2. 2 tbsp water
  1. In a mixing bowl combine 1 tbsp sugar and yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  2. In another large mixing bowl whisk together flour, remaining sugar and salt.
  3. Beat eggs.
  4. Add eggs and 2 tbsp vegetable oil to yeast mixture.
  5. Slowly add in flour to yeast mixture, kneading until the dough comes together.
  6. Once together, cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge until double in sized, anywhere from 2-24 hours.
  7. Flour a surface, roll out the dough until 1/4" thick. Sprinkle four on the top of the dough to prevent the dough from sticking to the rolling pin.
  8. Use a pizza cutter to cut into 2x2 rectangle pieces.
  9. Pour oil into fryer or large pan/pot.
  10. Heat until 350 degrees.
  11. Fry beignets in batches of 3-4, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  12. Remove and drain on paper towel.
  13. Dust with powdered sugar.
For The Sauce
  1. In a small pan whisk together jam and water over low heat until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately with beignets.
  3. Enjoy!
  1. While cooking spoon oil over the tops of the beignets to help cook the tops.
  2. Cook only 3-4 at time. Do not overcrowd the oil, as the temperature will drop.
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