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Cajun Mardi Gras Doughnuts

Cajun Mardi Gras Doughnuts, some call them beignets, are famous in New Orleans. Cafe Du Monde is famous for these. If you ever get a chance to visit New Orleans, be sure to stop there and try this with a cup of their great coffee.

Cajun Mardi Gras Doughnuts - Beignets Recipe


  • 2 c Flour
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 2 ts Baking powder
  • 1/2 c Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 pn Salt
  • 1 ts Pure vanilla extract
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder together in a bowl. Make a well in the middle and add the eggs, milk, salt and vanilla. Beat these together and gradually work on the flour.
  2. Roll out on a floured board to about 1/4 inch or a little thinner if preferred. Cut the dough into 2 x 4-inch strips and simply make 3 or 4 slits in the center of each.
  3. Fry in deep oil until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

HINT: These will be firmer than doughnuts. Mardi Gras is A great time to try these doughnuts!

Recipe yields approximately 18 to 20 doughnuts.

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