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Salted Caramel Beignets

Bring a little New Orleans into your kitchen - salted caramel flavored sweet dough beignets, deep-fried and served hot with a sweet chocolate dipping sauce!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, French
Keyword salted caramel beignets
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 24 beignets
Calories 140kcal
Author Erica

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel coffee creamer
  • 3 1/2-4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  • 3/4 cup chocolate coffee creamer
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate chopped

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water for 10 minutes. Add egg, salt, and creamer in another bowl and blend well, then add to water.
  • Mix in 2 cups of the flour and beat until combined. Add the butter, and then the remaining 2 cups of flour slowly until incorporated
  • Place dough on a floured surface and knead until smooth (or use a dough hook on a stand mixer for 5 minutes.) Dough will be slightly sticky.
  • Spray a bowl with cooking spray and place dough inside, covering with plastic wrap and allowing to rise for about 2 hours in a warm place.
  • When dough is ready, place on a lightly floured surface and roll out to ⅛ inch thick. Using a knife or pastry cutter, cut dough into 2-1/2 inch squares.
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees F and fry dough 4-6 squares at a time, flipping every 30 seconds or so, for 2-3 minutes until golden brown on both sides. If beignets do not pop up or take longer than 3 minutes, turn up the heat - your oil is not hot enough. Remove beignets with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar while hot and enjoy with chocolate dipping sauce.

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  • Combine creamer and chopped chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second bursts until chocolate is melty. Gently whisk together until smooth. Set aside to cool, then dip away!

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1.6mg