Beignets aux Amandes

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Last week, I missed Fiesta Friday. I was so busy, I received my lovely niece for a few days. I like receiving my relatives because I love rediscovering my Dubaï!

February is usually the Carnaval Month in a lot of places in the world, and so, for this festive month (and for Fiesta Friday #55) I made for you some Beignets aux Amandes. It’s an easy and simple recipe that I hope you will like and can enjoy with me. Thank you, Angie from The Novice Gardener for animating this fabulous weekly party.

Thanks to our ladies Suzanne @apuginthekitchen and Sue @birgerbird for co-hosting this week’s Fiesta Friday.

The recipe is inspired by Les produits laitiers!

Serves: 20 Beignets


  • 100g of melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g of caster sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 120g of almond powder
  • 400g of flour
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Sunflower oil for frying
  • Icing sugar or caster sugar for dusting

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Procedure: Easy

  1. In a large bowl add the 4 eggs.
  2. Start to whisk energetically.
  3. Add the sugar, the pinch of salt, the almond powder and the zest of one lemon.
  4. Continue to whisk.
  5. Add the melted butter and finally the flour.
  6. You obtain a kind of sticky dough (as seen in the picture).
  7. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and set aside for 1 hour.
  8. After 1 hour, in a large deep pan heat the oil.
  9. Remove the dough and make a long roll (of 1.5 cm wide)
  10. Cut small sticks of 10 centimeters.
  11. Pinch the ends.
  12. Fry the small beignets.
  13. Remove when they are golden brown and put them in a colander.
  14. Proceed the same way for the rest of the dough and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  15. Roll the beignets into the icing sugar or the caster sugar.

I suggest you to serve the beignets with a good coffee. They are really nice, sweet and zesty. The texture depends on the size of the beignets.

Bon Appétit!

PS: You can add cinnamon, orange or lemon Zest’s and also a few drops of orange blossom water.

43 Comments Add yours

  1. More amazing pastries Linda! Your niece is very lucky to be staying with such an amazing cook xx

    1. Thank you so much Elaine for your lovely comment 🙂 Have a great week xx

  2. Looks amazing but I guess one needs a small fryer? X

    1. Thank you so much, Justine xx

  3. platedujour says:

    Linda my apologies for abandoning you for such a long time! You know you are my sweetheart anyway don’t you?! 🙂 These look yummy- we have them here in Lux now everywhere because now it’s the time!! We eat almost every day in the office ahhhhhh but yours look much nicer and I’m sure the taste is fabulous! Hugs xx

    1. No worries Marta, I will survive 😀 The beignets taste really good and I planed to bake more 😉 Have a wonderful week xx

  4. Karinna says:

    Lovely! They look like little pastry fishes 🙂

    1. I like the description of the beignets, Karinna 🙂 Now, I look at my beignets differently 😉

  5. Loretta says:

    Gorgeous beignets Linda…. did you and Angie consult each other this week? Just so love it myself, but I’ve never tried to make them at home, would love to 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot, Loretta 🙂 You made ma laugh about the consultation… They are simple to make and so yummy with a hot drink. Have a great day!

  6. Lynda says:

    I have a special place in my heart for anything involving almonds. 😊. These look amazing, as always. Happy Valentines Day!

    1. Thanks a lot, Lynda 🙂 I always have in my pantry a jar with almonds ready to use for baking or cooking. Have a wonderful week!

  7. I love beignets – especially in New Orleans and my son-in-law makes them. I have yet to try but I have been collecting recipes and yours will be added.

    1. I love beignets too, Judi. You’re lucky to have your son-in-law expert in making beignets 😉 There is so many recipes and all are so good. Have a great day!

  8. vanyadhanya says:

    lovely pictures…..

    1. Thank you, Dhanya 🙂

  9. These look delicious, I’m really going to have to make these, yum!

    1. Thank you very much, SSP 🙂 Do let me know how it turns out, please!

  10. These beignets look so~ delectable, Linda. You introduce me to so many recipes that are very exciting. Thank you! 😛

    1. Thank you so much, Fae 🙂 Sharing recipes and food are the best way to introduce people to the culture around the world and I love that and I’m sure you’ll agree with me, Fae. More recipes are coming 😛

  11. Jess says:

    Yum, yum Linda- you should be so proud of these beignets, and just in time for Fat Tuesday too lol Happy FF 😀

    1. Jess, it’s Tuesday and I’m ready to devour more beignets 😀 Are you ready? Happy FF!

  12. Hilda says:

    Perfect little treats for this time of year. Glad you shared them.

    1. Thank you, Hilda 🙂 It is always a great pleasure to share!

  13. Sue says:

    These look just absolutely delicious!!!! I love beignets and it’s the perfect time of year for them. Thank you for bringing to the party!

    1. Thank you so much, Sue 🙂 Yes, you’re right they are on time for the carnival. Thank you for co-hosting FF!

      1. Sue says:

        You’re most welcome!!!

  14. I adore beignets and these look so good. There is nothing more wonderful than a warm beignet and a good strong cafe au lait!!

    1. I totally agree with you, a warm beignet in one hand a hot drink in the other one 🙂 Thank you for co-hosting this week FFP!

  15. These are such perfect beignets. Love all your recipes. You are a great cook really. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Sadia 🙂 You’re an extraordinary cook and your pictures always makes me drool!

  16. So much to love about beignets! These little almond ones look really wonderful Linda – wishing I had a few in front of me right now!

    1. Thanks a lot, Margot 🙂 February is the month of beignets, I thought it was a good reason to prepare them. Simple and very yummy…Have a great day!

  17. These are so cute, and look delicious!

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle 🙂

  18. Anything fried, doughy, and covered in sugar has won my heart! I’ve always wanted to try making beignets and these sound so yummy 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Justine 🙂 They are simple to prepare and sweet. Do let me know how it turns out, please!

  19. safia-safou says:

    j’adore tes beignets linda hayline mmmmmmmm ichahou 🙂

    1. Sahitou, Safia 🙂 Antaw3ek ganit ichahou, ou zidilhoum chwiya 3ssel, miam miam 😀

  20. Beautiful beignet Linda! Love that they have almonds in them, must taste so good!! YOur niece is so lucky 😀

    1. Thank you very much, Naina 🙂 The addition of almond are very nice in this simple recipe 😉

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