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Beignets - 5

I thought after my last post about the brioche with chocolate ganache, things couldn’t really get much better – but then I tried these. They are made from the same brioche dough, but they’re fried. And doused with powdered sugar. And those two things can only mean goodness (although, maybe not for the scale the next morning).

First, tear off a grapefruit-sized piece of the brioche dough.

Beignets - 1

Roll it out to about 1/2″ thick – I think my dough was a little on the short side.

Beignets - 2

Cut the dough into into 2″ squares, and then let them rest for about 15 minutes.

Beignets - 3

Now, it’s time to fry. The oil should be heated at 360-370 degrees Fahrenheit, but since I didn’t have an oil thermometer on hand, I just had the oil heating while I did all the other steps so it would be nice and hot. It seemed to work out pretty well. I fried the pieces, 2 at a time, until each was golden brown on both sides. When each set of two pieces was finished, I set them on paper towels to drain and doused them with powdered sugar.

Beignets - 4

These were delicious, and the whole house smelled of fried dough. Someone needs to make that smell into a scented candle. Check them out:

Beignets - 6

Oh, yes. A little closer:

Beignets - 7

Yup, they’re worth the calories!

Posted by on June 11, 2009.

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Categories: breads & pastries, desserts & sweets

10 Responses

  1. *GASP!* Oh, Tracy…now, where exactly do you live?!? 😉 I see a house guest from Houston in your future!

    by Bridget on Jun 11, 2009 at 2:48 pm

  2. LOL, I live in New York…but you are still welcome to come on over!! 😉

    by Tracy on Jun 11, 2009 at 3:34 pm

  3. The last time I had these was in New Orleans and I am having a serious craving right now…they look great!

    by Shelly on Jun 12, 2009 at 7:33 am

  4. Oh, and I am in NJ, so be careful inviting people over 😉

    by Shelly on Jun 12, 2009 at 7:34 am

  5. Thanks! And haha, you are welcome to come over too!! 😉

    by Tracy on Jun 12, 2009 at 8:52 am

  6. Wish I could have one right now! Love Beignets and they are fun to make too!

    by Michelle on Apr 7, 2010 at 9:33 am

  7. Great job on these beignets. They looks so light and tasty.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Apr 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm

  8. Fried dough..yum! These look so tasty!

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on Apr 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm

  9. what kind of oil did you use?

    by marisa on Dec 3, 2014 at 8:39 pm

  10. Marisa – I used vegetable oil.

    by Tracy on Dec 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →