Chocolate Beignets


Delicious chocolate beignets with a fluffy homemade yeast dough. After frying, the dough is being filled with soft dark chocolate, mm!

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Chocolate beignets
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2017-11-04, this recipe is for 8 people and takes 45 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 05-01-2023

45 minutes 8 people Desserts
Chocolate beignets


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  • 175 ml lukewarm water
  • 30 grams of sugar
  • 1/2 sachet of instant yeast (4 gram)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 125 ml milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 500 gram all-purpose flour
  • 150 gram dark chocolate
  • 100 ml cream
Chocolate beignets ingredients
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  • small saucepan
  • small bowl
  • large bowl
  • cling film
  • whisk
  • pizza cutter or chef's knife
  • heavy bottomed pan for frying
  • skimmer
  • paper kitchen towels
  • small knife
  • piping-bag without nozzle

Chocolate Beignets

45 minutes 8 people Desserts

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Preparation -- 15 minutes + waiting time

Start with flavouring the milk, here for you slowly heat the milk along with 2 cinnamon stick and 2 star anise. Let the milk cool off completely and then remove the cinnamon and star anise.  

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and set aside. Combine lukewarm water with sugar and yeast to activate the yeast, and wait until it becomes foamy. Combine an egg with a pinch of salt and the flavourful milk.

Add the yeast mixture and gradually add the flour until you've formed a dough ball. Cover with cling film and let it rise for about an hour, or until doubled in size.  

Chocolate beignets
Chocolate beignets

Finishing the chocolate beignets -- 30 minutes

While the dough is resting you can make the chocolate filling in the small saucepan you've used for the milk. Heat the dark chocolate and cream along with 2 tablespoons of butter on low heat.  

Stir until it's a smooth mixture and set aside. Heat frying oil in the heavy bottomed pan.  

Chocolate beignets dough
Chocolate beignets dough

Dust your work surface with flour and roll out the dough, but not too thin. Divide the dough into strips and then into squares. Fry the squares for a few minutes on both sides, until they're beautiful golden brown and transfer them to paper kitchen towels.

Repeat until you've used all the dough. Let the beignets cool off a bit before you fill them with chocolate. Use a small knife to make a small opening at the bottom and fill them with chocolate, the easiest way is using a piping-bag without nozzle. Enjoy!

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