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Beignet Recipe. A taste of New Orleans. This is a classic southern dessert recipe. This goes great with either hot chocolate or a glass of champagne. 1 batch will give you about 25 to 30 beignets.


active dry yeast 1
sugar 1 cup
vegetable shortening 2 Tbsps
evaporated milk 1 1/4 cups warmed
egg 1 beaten
all-purpose flour 4 1/2 cups
oil 3 cups
confectioners' sugar 1/2 cup


  1. In a mixer with a dough hook combine the active dry yeast, sugar, shortening, and warm evaporated milk.
  2. Add the egg and continue to mix.
  3. Add the flour a cup at a time and continue to mix until the dough forms a ball.
  4. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic and allow the dough to rise for 2 hours.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or deep sauce pan to 375 degrees.
  6. To form a beignet, tear a piece of the dough and roll into a 1 inch size ball. Repeat.
  7. Fry each dough ball for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Sprinkle confectioners sugar over the beignets and serve.