Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beignets de Carnaval or Bugnes

These French-donuts are very easy to do , often flavored with lemon peel or orange and sprinkled with icing sugar. They are Called Beignets de Carnaval or Bugnes or oreillettes This recipe will delight all ages on Snack time.


1   Cup and 3 TBS all purpose Flour ( you may need some more to get a smooth dough)
3   Eggs
3   TBS sugar
3   TBS butter (Softened)
1   Pinch of Salt 
1   Lemon Zest
Canola oil to Fry 
Icing sugar to Sprinkle 


1- in Large Bowl pour the Flour , form a well and add the Lemon Zest , Eggs , the Sugar, salt , and the Softened Butter .

2- Work with the fingertips adding the flour and form a ball of dough.

3- Wrap in foil and let set between 1 and 2 hours in the fridge.

4- Roll out the dough as thinly as possible with a rolling pin (5mm Max thickness).
Cut squares with a knife ( about 3 x 7 cm) or other forms according to your desire.

5- Heat a frying oil. Fry donuts on each side a few minutes (the time they are golden)
Drain on paper towels and let cool.

6- Sprinkle with icing sugar.

PS: We can put the vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice or orange blossom water to vary the flavors, also use the cinnamon or a little honey to Drizzle ...It's up to you!

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