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 café au lait, and the morning paper – it’s the perfect way to start your Sunday morning.


  1. Meike
    Posted February 4, 2012 at 5:22 AM | Permalink

    Did you know that these are served on christmas markets in Germany? But only in the north of Germany. I LOVE them and i will miss it when I move to the States in a few months. So thank you for this recipe now I can re-create them anytime I get homesick 🙂

  2. Posted February 4, 2012 at 8:15 AM | Permalink

    Those look great! I will definitely be making those soon. Yummy! (Found you thru Foodgawker).

  3. Posted February 4, 2012 at 5:05 PM | Permalink

    ohhh, fried dough is like heaven on a plate!

  4. Posted February 4, 2012 at 7:41 PM | Permalink

    Reminds me of the Disney show. The Frog Princess…

  5. Posted February 5, 2012 at 12:07 AM | Permalink

    oh me, oh my!! i need to make these!! my boys would love them- i would too!! thanks!

  6. DANA
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM | Permalink


  7. chocolate4cotton
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 10:24 AM | Permalink

    I made the beignets this morning and they were terrific. Kid approved! The recipe is well written and easy to follow. I have not had the opportunity to consume or make beignets previously. Great first experience. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I look forward to trying more of your recipes.

  8. Posted February 27, 2012 at 10:38 AM | Permalink

    This looks great. I have actually never been to New Orleans nor had beignets but I love Café Dumond chicory coffee and have always wanted to try beignets. Thank you!

    @Meike, are you sure you’re not confusing these with Quarkkeulchen? Those have a lot of quark in them… these are mostly dough.

  9. Posted March 4, 2012 at 1:09 AM | Permalink

    Yum, we love making these bad boys.


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