Classic New Orleans Style Beignets

Classic New Orleans Style Beignets


(0 votes) 0 0

With this classic beignets recipe, the traditional fluffy treat made famous in New Orleans comes into your home! In fact, this is quite an ideal dish to savor post Mardi Gras celebrations. To add some authenticity, a steaming mug of black chicory coffee can be served alongside.

Shared by

Time needed

10 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • ½ cup lukewarm water, 4 ounces
  • ½ cup lukewarm milk, 4 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 ounce
  • A large egg
  • Buttery sweet dough flavor (optional), ½ teaspoon
  • ¼ cup sugar, 1 ¾ ounces
  • Salt, 2 teaspoons
  • 4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour, 17 ounces
  • Instant yeast, 2 teaspoons

Our Readers Also Loved


 All the ingredients should be combined, kneaded and mixed together.

Once the dough is prepared, it should be covered for an hour to rise and become puffy. Refrigerate it overnight for a couple of days.

Once removed from the refrigerator, the dough should be placed on a floured or lightly greased work surface.

Roll the dough into rectangles; square off the corners.

Pour safflower, peanut, or canola oil in a deep, electric fry pan.

The oil should be heated to 350 degrees F, with five to six dough squares dropped into the oil.

The squares would sink in the oil and rise again after a few seconds. 

The beignets must be fried for a minute - a pair of tongs can be used for turning them over.

The frying process must happen for another minute, until the beignets are all golden brown and puffed.

Once done, remove the beignets and drain them with paper towels.

Around The Web