Vanilla Beignet Bites

Vanilla Beignet Bites ...warm little pillows of love :-)

“Warm little pillows of love” is the best way I know to describe these Vanilla Beignet Bites with Vanilla-Lemon Raspberry Jam. Lots and lots of love to share…look at the state of my kitchen counter by the time I was through:

I’d never made beignets before — or any fried doughnuts, now that I think of it — but really it was as simple as making dough and frying it. Since the recipe comes from Nielsen-Massey, there’s vanilla throughout — in the beignets themselves, mixed in with the powdered sugar topping (vanilla powder, actually) and in the raspberry jam for dipping (along with lemon extract). You can easily omit the vanilla powder and lemon extract and these beignets will still be amazing, but I did appreciate the dimension they added.

These beignets would be the best-ever special dessert treat for a crowd. In my case, before my husband and kids could completely polish them off, I packed up several bags (along with little cups of dipping sauce) and delivered them to friends around town!

Vanilla Beignet Bites ...warm little pillows of love :-)

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  1. Mike from Class wrote:

    So good! I could have eaten them for days.

    Posted 3.4.14 Reply
  2. These look amazing Kathy. I could eat a million of them, and likely would. I love that you used vanilla sugar on them. I do huge jars full of vanilla flavoured sugars, it just heightens the taste. I want to run in my kitchen and make them right now.

    Posted 3.4.14 Reply