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 thoughts on “Beignets aux Amandes

  1. platedujour

    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

    • lapetitepaniere

      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 😛

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