- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1.25 tsp active yeast
- 1/3 cup castor sugar
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten**
- pinch salt
- 3.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp butter
- vegetable oil for frying
- In a bowl, add the warm water. Dissolve the yeast and sugar, and cover it. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes; it should turn foamy.
- Whisk in the milk, egg and salt.
- Add in half the flour and mix well.
- Add the butter, and then the rest of the flour.
- Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes
- Shape the dough into a bowl, and keep it in a large, greased bowl. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and let the dough rise for 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, the dough should've doubled in size.
- Preheat the vegetable oil for deep frying the beignets
- Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Using a knife or a pizza slicer, cut out squares of roughly 3 inches
- Fry the square beignets for about 3 minutes on each side, until they puff up and turn golden brown
- After removing them from the oil, dry the excess oil with tissue paper.
- Serve hot, with a heavy dusting of powdered sugar on top.
Ever since I saw beignets on TheBakeFeed‘s feed, I was so excited to try them!
These beignets are light and fluffy and covered with a blanket of sugar- which always stains your clothes but who cares?
They taste best right out of the oil, dusted with loads of sugar
The first time I made these, my little sister hogged 3 of these up right after they were fried- dusted with sugar, ofcourse.
If you try these, let me know in the comments!