Best New Orleans Beignets

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Best New Orleans Beignets

By Lily’s Cooking & Home Published: February 8, 2020

  • Yield: 10 Servings
  • Prep: 60 mins

Supper easy Recipes



  1. In a bowl mix warm water with sugar and active dry yeast, Set aside and have it sit for five min.
  2. After five min add evaporated milk, two eggs (whisked) and 1/4 cups of sugar. Also add shortening to the mixture.
  3. Stir salt with flour. Add 3 cups of flour to the mixture while its beating with a mixer. when its combined add another cup of flour and than another until total of 6 cups.
  4. dough will be sticky, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or up to 24 hours. The longer it sits the better the dough will be.
  5. Day 2. Roll out the dough half inch thick, cut into little squares.
  6. Heat non flavored oil for frying. I used my dutch oven to fry them. Drop dough into hot oil and fry few min per side. place onto cooling rack to drip any extra oil. Then coat them in powder sugar.
  7. You can serve them with jam or chocolate on the side

AboutLily’s Cooking & Home

My story, I met the love of my life when I was 16 and two years later we were married. When we first got married I was not much of a cook, I would buy so many cook books and try recipes over and over again until it would turn out. I never gave up and my husband can tell you I had my share of bad cooking. The more I practiced the better I got. Now we are going on 10 years of happily married. I love to cook and create my own recipe also became a baker, I have also taken interest in doing home design and decor. In my blog I would love to share with you the recipes I create, recipes I find and love to share also tips for home decor and ideas.


    1. I used about 4 cups of oil for frying. Bread flour is the kind of flour it it will say bread flour on it it’s best used for any yeast dough making recipes . But you can always try regular flour you just might need to add 1/2 cup more of it than you would with bread flour . Hope that helps

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