Beignets are a lovely treat great for Fat Tuesday and during Mardi Gras season. As you may know the parades have started and Mardi Gras season is in full swing. We wanted to share with you how we make homemade beignets.
Covered in powdered sugar these are a nice dessert to pair with crawfish or crab boil. Beignets also pair nice after a big bowl of gumbo. If your having a Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday party serve these up along side some Mardi Gras cupcakes.
Sometimes we serve them up with raspberry sauce or some chocolate sauce. The raspberry is generally our favorite. Although, this is not something traditional done in the French Quarter.
To get the right shape we used a pizza cutter to cut them into rectangles like you see above. However, a square cookie cutter can also be used to get easy shape. Beignets are a process and should be made on a weekend day when you have time to devote to it.
The process takes about an hour rise time. Additionally the dough will be cut then set to rise again. That process is about another 30 minutes. Once the dough has risen again then they can be fried. Let cool and coat with powdered sugar.
We hope you enjoy making these with your family. Join in the fun of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday! Working with yeast isn’t always easy. My suggestion here is to also get a deep fry thermometer when making these. It’s a must have to keep the oil temperature correct.Print