Beignets (Anne Burrell) Recipe

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  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 (.25-oz) packet active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup, plus 1 tsp sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 4 to 6 cups peanut or other neutrally-flavored oil, for frying
  • powdered sugar , for dusting


  1. In a measuring cup combine the water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Let sit until the yeast gets frothy and smells yeasty.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the flour, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and pinch salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine the egg yolks, evaporated milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Add the yeast mixture and whisk to combine well.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and place on the stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Once the ingredients are well combined, knead 5 minutes. Remove the bowl from the mixer, cover, and place in a warm area for 2 hours, or until the dough has doubled in size.
  5. In a wide, deep pot, heat the oil to 350 degrees F.
  6. Remove the dough from the bowl and lightly knead on a floured work surface. Cut the dough into 2-inch squares.
  7. Set up a paper towel-lined sheet tray to land the beignets when they come out of the oil.
  8. Working in batches so as to not crowd the oil, fry the dough squares until they are puffy and golden brown. Remove from the oil, make a pit stop on the paper towels and immediately dust with powdered sugar.
  9. Serve hot!!!!!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3716.13 Kcal (15559 kJ)
Calories from fat 2196.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 244.1g 376%
Cholesterol 227.75mg 76%
Sodium 265.94mg 11%
Potassium 3649.65mg 78%
Total Carbs 269.82g 90%
Sugars 19.02g 76%
Dietary Fiber 47.89g 192%
Protein 150.66g 301%
Vitamin C 1.3mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 25.4mg 141%
Calcium 636mg 64%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 451.33 Kcal (1890 kJ)
Calories from fat 266.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.65g 376%
Cholesterol 27.66mg 76%
Sodium 32.3mg 11%
Potassium 443.25mg 78%
Total Carbs 32.77g 90%
Sugars 2.31g 76%
Dietary Fiber 5.82g 192%
Protein 18.3g 301%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 2%
Iron 3.1mg 141%
Calcium 77.2mg 64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 93.9
  • 102

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Total Fat

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