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The Ultimate Beignet Recipe

Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 30 30 mins Cook Time: 1 1 hr Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 10
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Pack of instant yeast or active dry yeast
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar (To Taste)
  1. Warm the milk to 116°F and add brown sugar and butter.

  2. Sprinkle the yeast over and let it sit until frothy (about 5 minutes).

  3. In a large bowl, combine flour and kosher salt.

  4. Mix in the yeast mixture, then add the egg and vanilla extract. Blend until a dough forms.

  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.

  6. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.

  7. Cut into squares or rectangles.

  8. Heat oil to 375°F.Fry the beignets until golden brown on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side).

  9. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and dust generously with powdered sugar.

  10. Serve warm and indulge in the delightful combination of flavors and textures.