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Costas French Market Doughnuts (Beignets)

In this video, you’ll see how to make traditional fluffy beignets like they serve at New Orleans’ famous Café du Monde. Enjoyed with a cup of coffee, these pillow-like, powdered sugar-coated donuts are the perfect way to wake up. Watch the video, then get the 5-star recipe for Costas French Market Doughnuts (Beignets). Try them for dessert or as a snack with a cup of hot chocolate.

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Shortening?!?!?!?! Yeast?!?!?!?!?!? That is NOT A BEIGNET!!! Beignets are made from pâté à choux, which itself is a pastry made strictly from butter, water, flour, and eggs, and absolutely nothing more! Chux is normally baked (cream puffs are made of this dough), but if fried, they are beignets. They puff up because the water reacts with the hot (MUST BE AT LEAST 375°F) oil flashing the water into hot vapour, which seals the surface and inflates the dough.