Don’t laugh but when Don and I were travelling the south of France a few years ago, my ‘bucket list’ was to find and devour Beignets. These are wonderful french delectables. We found them only once and it was a beach kiosk in Cannes. that was it. Ha Ha! Here is the recipe.


  •  1 pkg dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter (never margarine)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • deep fryer if you have one or 4 inches of oil for frying in a deep sided fry pan
  • Icing sugar
  • Berry sugar mixed with a touch of cinnamon


In electric mixer dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Now add the milk, beaten egg,vanilla, butter, sugar and salt. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time on medium speed for about a minute. Dough will be sticky. Work with 1/4 of the dough at a time. Place on a well floured board and roll out to about 1/8″ thick.

Cut dough into 2 inch squares. Preheat oil to 370 degrees. Fry the square (few at a time). When they rise to the top, flip them over and cook until golden. Dust with the sugar (either one) and be sure to serve warm.

Oh, did I say you would be making these EVERY DAY?


Taste Rating: 9.9


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