Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Not-So-Traditional Beignets

Yesterday for Fat Tuesday I decided that it would be fun to let the boys help me make Beignets. Of course I got this fab idea late in the afternoon and didn't have time or patience to work with actual yeast and rising so I saw on Sandra Lee's website something similar, using refrigerated biscuit dough (what, refrigerated biscuit dough?)...yes, that's what I said and I know that this isn't a traditional Beignet recipe, hence the title but hey, it was quite quick and I had the stuff on hand to make it and my kids loved them in the end so isn't that really all that matters?

The stuff you need:

2 cans refrigerated biscuit dough
some oil, fill a saucepan about half full
powdered sugar

What you do:

Heat oil in the pan at about medium heat
Have your helpers cut the biscuits into quarters
Place a few pieces of biscuit dough into the pan and fry till golden

Place on pan to kinda drain the grease and then have your helpers shake them in containers with powdered sugar or a brown paper bag would work excellent for this process but I didn't have one

Then place on a plate and eat!

(sorry about the horrible quality pics, not a clue what my camera was set on!)


  1. Glad you stopped by! Hope you will come back again!

  2. I didn't know that's what they're called! I've made them since the 80's and always called them donut holes :)

  3. Hi there - even if my doctor would not approve, they do look good!

    Stewart M - Australia

  4. I need to make these for my teenagers this weekend, they will love me for it, lol.