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Easy Beignets Recipe For The Home Cook

Todays French pastry is the Beignet, with bananas, also known as banana fritter.  This is another amazing pastry made from Choux Pastry dough.  

Easy Beignets For The Home Cook. Starting with a pate a choux and ending in powdered sugar, this New Orleans donut is actually a French classic mad easy for the home cook. Bon Appetit! | FusionCraftiness.com

For the step-by-step tutorial on how to make Choux Pastry click here.

If you would have told me a year ago I would be making French pastries, I would have thought you were feverish and delusional.  I didn’t think I could do it or that I would enjoy doing it, but here I am, doing & enjoying.  This could be the impetus for you to try and learn that new thing you didn’t think you would have time for or be successful at;)

So this Bastille Day, or any day, whip up some Beignets for your besties!

What is a Beignet?

A beignet is a deep fried fritter made from Choux Pastry.  It is considered a French or New Orleans donut.  The pastry is unusually pillowy and soft, it kind of plays on the tongue and tastes spectacular.  Usually it is served with powdered sugar and in the case of New Orleans, served with coffee that has chicory in it or café au lait.

Beignet is a French term and made its way to Louisiana via french colonists in the 18th century.  A little comfort from the Mother country for the homesick French.  A common variation is made with bananas or plantains.

Ready?  Let’s DO this!

Easy Beignets For The Home Cook. Starting with a pate a choux and ending in powdered sugar, this New Orleans donut is actually a French classic mad easy for the home cook. Bon Appetit! | FusionCraftiness.com
Choux Pastry For The Home Cook | Pate a Choux. Choux pastry is the spring board for eclairs, profiteroles, croquembouches, beignets, crullers and many more amazing French pastries! You can make this at home! | FusionCraftiness.com
Easy Beignets For The Home Cook. Starting with a pate a choux and ending in powdered sugar, this New Orleans donut is actually a French classic mad easy for the home cook. Bon Appetit! | FusionCraftiness.com
Easy Beignets For The Home Cook. Starting with a pate a choux and ending in powdered sugar, this New Orleans donut is actually a French classic mad easy for the home cook. Bon Appetit! | FusionCraftiness.com
Easy Beignets For The Home Cook. Starting with a pate a choux and ending in powdered sugar, this New Orleans donut is actually a French classic mad easy for the home cook. Bon Appetit! | FusionCraftiness.com
Easy Beignets For The Home Cook. Starting with a pate a choux and ending in powdered sugar, this New Orleans donut is actually a French classic mad easy for the home cook. Bon Appetit! | FusionCraftiness.com
Easy Beignets For The Home Cook. Starting with a pate a choux and ending in powdered sugar, this New Orleans donut is actually a French classic mad easy for the home cook. Bon Appetit! | FusionCraftiness.com
Easy Beignets For The Home Cook. Starting with a pate a choux and ending in powdered sugar, this New Orleans donut is actually a French classic mad easy for the home cook. Bon Appetit! | FusionCraftiness.com

This recipe is adapted from my latest favorite French cookbook and guide, French Classics Made Easy by Richard Grausman.


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Easy Beignets For The Home Cook. Starting with a pate a choux and ending in powdered sugar, this New Orleans donut is actually a French classic made easy for the home cook. Bon Appetit! | FusionCraftiness.com

Easy Beignets

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Todays French pastry is the Beignet, with bananas, also known as banana fritter.  This is another amazing pastry made from Choux Pastry dough.

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe of Choux Pastry
  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbs white sugar
  • 1 Tbs rum, optional
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Place banana, rum and sugar in a bowl, mix and set aside.
  2. Make your Choux Pastry dough according to directions.
  3. Mix Choux Pastry and banana together until well incorporated.
  4. In a dutch oven or deep fryer, heat 2 inches or more of oil to 365F.  Drop in a heaping Tbs of choux pastry into oil, repeat but don't crowd the pastries.  Cook until medium brown.
  5. Remove pastries with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 beignet
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g

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Amanda

Monday 27th of November 2017

These beignets look amazing! Looking at these photos, I'm developing some serious cravings for this fried, powdered sugar coated deliciousness. Perfect for indulging next weekend!

Tina

Monday 27th of November 2017

Enjoy Amanda! They are amazing when they are fresh and warm:)

Christine

Sunday 26th of November 2017

My husband keeps asking me if he can make Beignets (HAHA). I'll have to show him this recipe! I love that it's easy and can be made at home. So great!

Tina

Monday 27th of November 2017

You both will get hooked! They are so good fresh and warm:)

Veena Azmanov

Saturday 25th of November 2017

I have not made beignets in years. I love the sound of banana in this. I think this would make a good weekend brunch addition in our family.

Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago

Friday 24th of November 2017

I love beignets but have never had them with bananas inside - I'm going to have to try this recipe!

Monica Le

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

oh this beignets looks so delicious… wish I had some right now!

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