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French Quarter Beignets from AmyintheKitchen.com
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French Quarter Beignets

Beignets are warm, square shaped donuts covered with powdered sugar!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Rise Time2 hrs
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Amy Duska


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 7 cups flour
  • 1 packet of fast acting instant yeast 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • Canola oil for frying enough to give you a couple of inches deep in the pot
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • brown paper bag


  • Place the water, salt, eggs and evaporated milk in a stand mixer and mix together using a dough hook
  • In a separate bowl stir together the flour and yeast
  • Add 3 cups of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and beat until blended
  • Add the shortening and beat until blended well
  • Add the remaining flour, a cup at a time, until the dough is coming together and starting to pull away from the sides of the bowl
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit on the counter for 2 hours
  • Heat the oil to 350°
  • Place about 2 cups of powdered sugar into the paper bag
  • Using a rolling pin, roll the dough on a floured surface, into a large rectangular shape
  • Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough into 2" x 3" rectangles
  • Drop the dough into the oil, 2-3 at a time, and let them fry on each side until they turn light brown, this only takes about a minute. Keep an eye on them or they will over cook
  • Take them out of the fryer and place them into the paper bag. Shake the bag to coat the beignets.
  • Add more powdered sugar as needed
  • Serve them warm!


Serving: 3beignets | Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3.6mg