New Orleans Beignets recipe

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New Orleans Beignets recipe.

If you’ve been to New Orleans,then the chances are that you’ve visited the Café du Monde in Jackson Square. And if you have, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that you enjoyed a plate of beignets.

There are many very excellent reasons to visit New Orleans and the beignets are certainly on this list.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to recreate them at home? Or maybe you haven’t yet been to New Orleans and would like to try this wonderful confection?

We have the recipe 🙂

They are actually very easy to make. I like to serve them as part of a weekend brunch but they are absolutely required if you’re having any sort of party or dinner with a New Orleans or Mardi Gras theme.

Here’s the recipe:


New Orleans Beignets recipe


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Oil for frying
  1. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Add the milk and egg and mix well.
  3. Heat the oil (to about 375 degrees).
  4. Drop in spoonfuls of the mix.
  5. Fry until golden brown.
  6. Drain on absorbent paper.
  7. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar.



The best way to eat beignets is, of course, at Café du Monde itself along with their wonderful coffee.

There was a time when our rather funky,local supermarket used to sell their coffee but alas, the supermarket became a victim of the wrecking ball in the name of progress.

Now, we can still buy the real thing – but online. This is actually even better because it’s much more convenient to have it delivered directly to our door. Plus, it works out much cheaper than it did from the local grocery store.

BeignetsWe buy convenient packs of three. They are well-packaged, so the coffee doesn’t lose its flavour.

If you’re in a real hurry,you can also buy an original beignet mix online. I prefer to make them from scratch – because it’s so easy, but if you’d like to try the mix,just click on the link below.

Beignet Mix




Jackie Jackson, also known online as BritFlorida, is a highly experienced designer and writer. British born and now living in the USA, she specialises in lifestyle issues, design and quirky stories. You can see a wide range of articles here, or visit her website Tastes Magazine. See The Writer’s Door for more information.

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  1. They sound amazingly easy to make! Really? Why don’t we all have them all the time? I will definitely be trying to make them in the next week or two!

    • Merri, I will be making these tonight. I was looking for something that I could sink my teeth into, and this is it! Thank you!

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