Beignets

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Appears in Cook's Country February/March 2013, Cook's Country TV

The city’s legendary doughnuts are light, airy, and delicate. If only we could make them at home . . .

SERVESMakes about 2 dozen beignets

TIME1 hour, plus 1 hour rising

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To replicate the airy, crisp texture and tangy yeast flavor of these classic New Orleans doughnuts, we began by using plenty of yeast and prodding it with warm water and sugar to start developing flavor right off the bat. A super-hydrated d...

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