Biscuit Beignets

photo of biscuit beignets dusted with powdered sugar

These biscuit beignets are fried fluffy squares of deliciousness. Not quite a donut and not quite a traditional beignet, but they make a great brunch item.

I tried biscuit beignets for the first earlier this year at Another Broken Yolk Cafe in Birmingham, Alabama. They were so delightful. Golden puffy pillows dusted with powdered sugar and served with a side of jam, I knew I had to recreate them. (Btw, the mug in the background is one I purchased from the restaurant. It was so cute, I couldn’t resist buying two!)
close-up of Biscuit Beignets
It’s been a cloudy few days here in San Diego. I’ve been impatiently waiting for the sun to peek back out so I can get back to my brightly lit photos. Until them, I’m practicing some darker photography.
step by step photo showing how to cut the dough for the Beignetsstep by step photo showing how to fry the Biscuit Beignets
I don’t know if this is how the restaurant actually makes them, but I figured it would work and taste similar since I’ve made shortcut donuts with pre-made biscuit dough before. And yes, these taste pretty similar. You can use pre-made biscuit dough or pre-made pizza dough. I wanted to avoid all the flaky layers of biscuit dough so I rolled out a premade pizza dough instead and cut it into squares. Then you fry the pieces, dust them in sugar, and ta-da!
Biscuit Beignets photo

 

Biscuit Beignets

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 beignets

These biscuit beignets are fried fluffy squares of deliciousness. They're a cross between a donut and a traditional beignet and make a great brunch item.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Pillsbury regular pizza crust (see note)
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Directions:

  1. Roll the dough out to a 7 x 8-inch rectangle and cut it into 16 squares.

  2. Add oil to pot being used for frying, about 2 inches deep. After oil is heated, drop in a few of the squares. Let squares cook a few minutes on each side, until both sides are golden.

  3. Remove finished beignets and place onto a plate lined with paper towels to soak up excess oil. Repeat with remaining dough until all beignets are cooked. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Notes:

  • You can also use Pillsbury biscuit dough.
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4 comments on “Biscuit Beignets”

  1. Love the darker photos! And that this is made with pizza dough 🙂 I’ve had the fried savoury pizza dough at Buona Forchetta (with tomato sauce and cheese) but never had a sweet version. 

  2. I’m in LOVE. What a great idea!

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