I don’t know about you guys, but I think fried dough is pretty fabulous. I’m not a huge fan of deep frying things, but every once in a while it’s a treat we like to indulge in. Oh sure, baked dough is great. I’m not knocking it. But, there is something to be said for a yeasted dough cooked in a big vat full of bubbling oil. Beignets are a great for an easy Sunday morning breakfast since most of the work is done the night before. You simply roll out and fry in the morning.

I’ve actually been making this recipe for years now. In fact, I think these beignets were my first attempt at using yeast in the kitchen. Ahh, the places you’ll go! The dough always comes together nicely, and is easy to work with. Make sure you don’t skimp on the powdered sugar on top. There’s not much sugar in the dough, so it’s important to really “lay it on thick” when serving. With a hot cafĂ© au lait, and the morning paper – it’s the perfect way to start your Sunday morning.

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