Heart Shaped Beignets


These heart shaped beignets are delicious French little dough pillows that are a bit similar to donuts. A simple deep-fried dough.

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Heart shaped beignets
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2021-02-08, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 45 minutes.

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Updated at: 19-05-2021

45 minutes 4 people Snacks
Heart shaped beignets


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  • 250 grams of flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ sachet of baking powder (7 grams)
  • 25 grams of melted butter
  • 60 ml lukewarm water
  • sunflower oil or other neutral oil
  • powdered sugar
Heart shaped beignets ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • small saucepan or microwave
  • stand mixer or knead the dough by hand
  • rolling pin
  • heart-shaped cookie cutters
  • Dutch oven or other heavy bottomed pan
  • skimmer
  • large plate
  • paper towel

Heart Shaped Beignets

45 minutes 4 people Snacks

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Preparation - 15 minutes + waiting time

Melt the butter and let it cool off to room temperature. You can knead the dough by hand or use a stand mixer.

Mix flour together with baking powder and sugar. Add the egg and knead until incorporated.

Gradually add 60 ml of lukewarm water and keep on kneading. Add vanilla extract and melted butter and knead into a smooth dough.

Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours, when it's colder you can roll it out easier because it is less sticky.

Heart shaped beignets
Heart shaped beignets

Finishing the heart shaped beignets - 30 minutes

Heat oil in a dutch oven or other heavy-bottomed pans.

Dust the counter and the rolling pin with flour and knead the dough briefly.

Roll out the dough into a large slice that is neither too thin nor too thick. About 3 mm.

Use a cookie cutter in the shape of a heart and create hearts from the dough. Fry it directly in the hot oil, do not add too many hearts at the same time.

When the bottom has turned brown, flip the beignets and fry the other side until both sides are beautifully golden brown.

Transfer the beignets to a plate lined with paper towels to remove any excess oil. Repeat for the rest of the dough.

Right before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar, enjoy!

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