Sunday, August 25, 2013

Biscuit Beignets!

Are you ready for back-to-school?
These tasty treats are our favorite way to celebrate.
And once you try them you will be hooked!

Biscuit beignets (or donuts as we call them in our house) have been a family tradition since I was a little girl myself, so regardless of how sinful these bitty bites of heaven might be, they are really nothing more than pure comfort food!

Growing up we loved cooking biscuit beignets with mom and they really are fun to make.

Messy . . . but FUN!  So let's get started!

You will need:
1 can of 'exploding biscuits'
powdered sugar
cooking oil

1.  Grab your assistants and open your can of biscuits.  We prefer buttermilk or butter tastin' but not the flaky layers kind.  They don't seem to work as well, but will certainly do in a pinch!  My assistant is so stinking cute this morning with his little bed head - mmmwah!
2.  Cut your biscuits into thirds and poke a hole through the middle of your slices.   Kids can help with this part.
3.  Meanwhile, heat 1-2" of cooking oil (I use canola) in a pan.  Make sure it's good and hot when you place the donuts in to fry.  They should bubble and rise to the top immediately when you drop them in.  Like all recipes that include frying, don't overcrowd your oil to keep the temperature constant.  I fry mine on a medium-medium low heat, but you will soon figure out what works for you.  Often, this depends on how many helpers you have for the next steps - ha!  Since I don't use a deep fryer, you need to flip 'em to cook both sides!
4.  Remove from the oil when they are golden brown and let drain/cool on paper towels.  They look wonderful already, don't they?
5.  Drop into a bag of powdered sugar and Shake! Shake! Shake!  This is another great step for kids to help with - see?!
6.  Remove from powdered sugar and place in your serving bowl . . .


There is always a HUGE problem with my sous chefs eating the beignets as soon as they come out of the bag - so watch out!  One can of biscuits should make 36 beignets, but that many never, ever make it to the table.  So if you're feeding a crowd at breakfast, you might want to go ahead and grab another can.

7.  And a toast to back-to-school or whatever the occasion may be!  Enjoy!!


  1. I just love beingets. When we were in New Oreleans I wanted to eat them every!
    These sound easy and look good.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  2. They look absolutely delicious!!! Love your little helpers.

  3. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  4. Oh I love these, they are my favorites. I have been making them for years. What a great post and cute pics. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  5. This is one of my favorites, but I haven't had them in years. Thank you for sharing them at Fluster's Creative Muster. Now that you found our party I hope that you'll continue to join us every Tuesday evening.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great weekend and have a fabulous week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Looks so delicious!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  8. Wish we had some of these on the table this morning, they look divine!!! Found your link at Thursday's Treasures :)

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