Beignets with Caramel and Mocha Sauce

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How to Fry Beignets

 Other Resources

1. Our article on How to Make Beignets gives you a brief history of this treat along with more tips and tricks. 

2. Nervous about using yeast? We've got you covered. Check out our article, Everything You Want to Know About Dry Yeast


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1. What’s the difference between a doughnut and a beignet?

Answer: Beignets are made with fewer eggs than doughnuts giving them a lighter and softer consistency. Beignets are also cut into squares while doughnuts are classically round with a hole in the center. 

2. How do I keep beignets fresh and warm after frying or baking if I am not serving them right away?

Answer: We would recommend serving the beignets right away for optimal freshness, however if you have to hold them you can place them in a 200 degree (F) oven for up to 20 minutes. 

3. Can I reheat beignets?

Answer: Beignets are at their best when eaten fresh, however they can be reheated in the oven at 325 degrees (F) for about 10 to 15 minutes. 

4. Can you freeze beignets?

Answer: Yes, beignets are easy to freeze. The best way to ensure that they will be at their optimal tastiness when enjoyed again is to freeze them in the dough stage. After rolling out the dough and cutting the beignets, place them on a cookie sheet (spaced out) and allow them to freeze completely. Once frozen, place them in a freezer safe bag. They can be frozen up to 2 months. When you are ready to make them, remove them from the freezer and allow them to thaw completely. It is important to make sure they are completely thawed before frying because it can be dangerous to put frozen dough in hot oil. Proceed with the directions in the recipe after they are thawed. 

5. Why did my beignets not puff up and remain flat after frying?

Answer: If your beignets are flat and oily after frying it is because the oil was not at the right temperature before adding them to the pot. You want to make sure your oil is at 375 degrees F, by checking your thermometer, before adding your beignets.  When the beignets are added it lowers the temperature of the oil, therefore it is important to fry in small batches and not over crowd the pot.