Friends bring so much joy to our lives. They are there during good times and bad with love and support. When one of these friends happens to be an incredible baker, one willing to share their recipes, you’ve really hit the friend lottery!
When my friend last came to photograph our food, we couldn’t resist making one of her specialties as a little extra treat for ourselves.
I’m happy to share the results of this delicious Begnie recipe with you. *Recipe and photos by Kori Kay of Irokthekitchen.
These light and fluffy delights are perfect to fancy up brunch, tea, or any occasion. They can be dusted with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, vanilla sugar, coco sugar…etc
If you really want to raise the bar another notch, prepare a pastry filling or jelly of some kind and fill once they have cooled enough to handle.
I’d recommend serving these along with coffee or tea.
*See below for ingredient list and visit ( https://irokthekitchen.com/2016/02/10/french-beignets-for-mardi-gras/ } for full instructions and some fun food history.
-4 cups all-purpose flour
-one third cup granulated sugar
-½ teaspoon salt
-1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
-¾ cup warm water (95°F to 100°F) *Use a thermometer so you don’t kill the yeast with too hot of water!
-½ cup evaporated milk
-1 egg, lightly beaten
-2 Tablespoons room temperature, unsalted butter
Vegetable oil for frying