• Baked Beignets

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    Baked Beignets
    Prep: 25 min Cook: 10 min Servings: 24
    by Poornima hegde
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    A classic golden french doughnuts with an airy crisp texture on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, these sugary pillows make a great breakfast and give you the feel of the taste of New Orleans at home!


    • Water 2 tablespoons & more
    • Sugar 1 teaspoon (for yeast)
    • Sugar 3 tablespoons (for dough)
    • Active dry Yeast 1 teaspoon
    • Wheat flour or Plain flour 2.5 cups
    • Baking powder 1 teaspoon
    • Baking soda or Fruit salt 1/4 teaspoon
    • Salt 1/4 teaspoon
    • Olive oil 3 tablespoon
    • Milk 2 tablespoon
    • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
    • Egg 1 whole
    • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
    • Sugar or powdered sugar(for dusting) 1/2 cup


    1. Mix 2 tablespoons of warm water with a teaspoon of sugar and yeast powder. keep it aside for 10-15 minutes so that the yeast can get active.
    2. Combine wheat flour, sugar, Baking powder, fruit salt/baking soda and salt. Add olive oil and mix well till the mixture looks like bread crumbs.
    3. Add milk, lemon juice, Egg, vanilla essence, yeast mixture and mix. Add water if the mixture is too dry. Cover and place it in a warm place for an hour.
    4. Once the dough looks doubled, dust the dough and knead it well for 5 minutes. Add some more flour if the dough is too sticky.
    5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll the dough into a rectangle shape and using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough into small square shaped pillows.
    6. You can cut the dough into your desired shape if you do not prefect the square pillows. Arrange the cut pillows on a lined and sprayed baking tray. Let the pillows rest for 15-20 minutes.
    7. Brush milk over the pillows and bake them for 8-10 minutes.
    8. Grind the sugar to a fine powder. Remove the Beignets from oven once the pillows start to turn golden brown.
    9. Dust Beignets with powdered sugar. Also dust a little more on top before serving.

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