A lightly sweetened dough is fried to golden brown perfection, then covered with powdered sugar to make this classic New Orleans style pastry.
No deep fryer or donut pan This recipe teaches you how to make beignets with kitchen tools you already have in your cupboard.
Pour warm (105-110 degrees F) water into a large bowl. Sprinkle on the yeast and sugar and then whisk together.
Add in eggs, milk and vanilla and whisk together. Mix in ½ of the flour, then the melted butter, then the rest of the flour.
Knead the mixture with your hands until the dough is smooth. If it is too sticky, you may want to add more flour, one tablespoon at a time.