New Orleans Beignets for 48 Recipe

New Orleans Beignets for 48 Recipe image by Dawn Bilyeu

Overview

The beignet has been a staple of New Orleans cuisine for decades. There is a tradition in New Orleans to eat beignets with sweet coffee. The beignet is deceiving in its looks as a light pastry; it is actually sweet bread that can fill you up in no time at all.

Step 1

1. Add all ingredients, except the cooking oil and powdered sugar, to a 2-pound bread machine according to manufacturer¿s directions. Select the dough cycle. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine. Punch down. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes.

Step 2

2. Divide the dough into thirds. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough into a 9-inch square. Cut each into sixteen 2-1/4-inch squares.

Step 3

3. Fry the dough squares, 2 or 3 at a time, in deep hot oil (375 degrees F) for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Using a slotted spoon, remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Makes 48.

Step 4

Nutrition facts per serving: calories: 77 total fat: 2g saturated fat: 1g cholesterol: 7mg sodium: 62mg carbohydrate: 12g fiber: 0g protein: 2g

Things You'll Need

  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1 egg
  • 1 4 teaspoons margarine or butter
  • 1 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast or bread machine yeast
  • 1 Cooking oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1 Sifted powdered sugar

About this Author

Dawn Bilyeu an iChef.com member who donated this recipe.

Photo by: Dawn Bilyeu