Authentic Louisiana Beignets

Learn how to make beignets the authentic Louisiana way! Perfect for Mardi Gras or any day you are craving a New Orleans beignet!

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Authentic Louisiana Beignets
Authentic Louisiana Beignets
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Authentic Louisiana Beignets are the perfect way to celebrate Fat Tuesday. This New Orleans beignet recipe is impossibly easy to put together, and the results are unbelievably delicious! A simple yeast dough is cut into squares, fried, and then dusted with powdered sugar to make these delicious doughnuts.

As an added bonus, this recipe makes a ton of beignets. You can even prepare the dough ahead of time, refrigerate it overnight, and then fry the beignets in the morning for your very own hot and fresh homemade doughnuts.



Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time25 min

Total TimeUnder 3 Hours

Recipe CourseDessert

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I love beignets! This recipe looks amazing!

Wow, these look just fantastic. I love the texture of beignets, and the powdered sugar is such a great topping.

I had some of these when I visited New Orleans in high school! I still think about them sometimes :)

Wow, these look ah-mazing. I wish I was eating one (or more) of these right now. Yum!


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