Like Cafe Du Monde's Fried Beignets

Like Cafe Du Monde's Fried Beignets

I became a big fan of these donuts after my brother-in-law, who lives in New Orleans, made them for me. They're easy, but incredibly delicious!


Strong bread flour
250 g
Dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon
30 g
1 tablespoon
1/4 teaspoon
25 ml
60 ml
Hot water
90 ml
◎Frying oil
as needed
◎Powdered sugar
as needed


1. Mix the flour and dry yeast, and mix the other ingredients (except for those marked with ◎).
2. Put the mixture from Step 1 into a bread maker, then let it run for about half of the bread dough course. If it's sticky, you can add a little more flour.
3. Bring the dough together, wrap in plastic, and let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
4. Remove from the refrigerator and roll out with a rolling pin to about 1 cm thickness.
5. Cut into 4-5 cm squares.
6. Fry in oil heated to about 180°C until lightly browned on both sides.
7. Remove from the oil. Put the powdered sugar in a plastic bag, add the donuts, and shake to coat. Enjoy!
8. This is what the real deal looks like. It's calling out for you to eat it, right?

Story Behind this Recipe

The beignets my brother-in-law made for me were so good, I wanted to try making them myself.