Let us walk you through making tender, golden-brown Sour Cream Beignets from scratch. We'll take you through these tasty Sour Cream Beignets, step by step.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1 pkg. (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast (not instant)
1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/4 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
1 cup milk
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
4-1/2 to 5 cups flour, divided
oil, for frying
3/4 cup powdered sugar
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Let's Make It
Sprinkle yeast and 1 tsp. granulated sugar over warm water in large bowl; stir until dissolved. Let stand 5 min. Add remaining granulated sugar, milk, sour cream, vanilla, baking soda, salt and 4-1/2 cups flour; beat with mixer until well blended, stopping occasionally to scrape bottom and side of bowl. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form soft dough.
Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead 10 min. or until smooth and elastic, gradually adding remaining flour if dough is too sticky. Place in well-greased bowl; turn dough so top is greased. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in volume.
Punch down dough; place on sheet of lightly floured parchment paper. Roll into 12x9-inch rectangle. Use sharp knife or pizza wheel to cut dough into 48 (1-1/2-inch) squares; separate to allow 1 inch between squares. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in volume.
Heat 1/2 inch oil in electric skillet to 350ºF. Gently stretch each square of dough lengthwise into rectangle. Carefully add in batches to hot oil. (Do not crowd dough.) Cook 2 min. or until each beignet is golden brown on both sides, turning after 1 min. Place in single layer on paper towel-covered baking sheets. When all beignets are cooked, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
How to Keep Beignets Warm
Place pan of cooked beignets in a 200ºF oven to keep warm until ready to serve.
If you don't have an electric skillet, you can cook the beignets in deep large skillet or saute pan instead. Use a candy thermometer to test the temperature of the oil and adjust the stove-top heat as necessary to keep the oil at a constant 350ºF temperature.
How to Easily Coat Beignets with Powdered Sugar
Use a fine-mesh strainer to sprinkle powdered sugar over beignets.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 4 doz. or 24 servings, 2 beignets each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.