Mardi Gras Beignets



If you have been to New Orleans you know these are tasty especially at Cafe du Monde.


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31/2 dozen
20 Min
10 Min


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  • 1 lb
    frozen bread dough thawed
  • 1/4 c
    1 tablespoon of confectioners sugar
  • 2 c
    vegetable shortening

How to Make Mardi Gras Beignets


  1. In a medium bowl, combine bread dough and 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar; mix well. Using your hands, knead sugar into dough. Lightly flour a cutting board and, with a floured rolling pin, roll out dough to an 8" x 20" rectangle. Cut into 2-inch squares.
  2. In a large deep skillet, heat shortening over medium heat until hot. Add dough squares a few at a time and cook in batches for about 30 seconds per side, or until golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter.
  3. Sprinkle beignets with remaining 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.

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About Mardi Gras Beignets

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #sweet, #Breads

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