Homemade Beignets Recipe


Beignets (Ben-yeys) are my favorite doughnuts during summer with apricot jam. Today, I’m going to share with you an easy beignets pastry with basic ingredients that are available in every kitchen.


  • 1 pot of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of  yeast powder
  • Warm water
  • flour

For frying:

you need a heavy frying saucepan+oil


you need sugar+apricot jam


  • In a large bowl, stir 1 tbsp of yeast powder with warm water and set aside to rise.
  • After 5 minutes, add 1 pot of yoghurt,1tbsp of sugar,3tbsps of oil, a pinch of salt, and 1 egg. Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Add purpose flour gradually to the first mixture. If you can’t form a ball add warm water to the dough until it’s fully incorporated.
  • Put the dough in a bowl, cover with a plastic and allow to proof for 45 minutes.
  • Place your dough on a well-floured surface, roll the dough out to 0.5 cm.
  • Cut the dough with a cutter and put them onto a floured baking sheet to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large frying saucepan (medium heat) and fry your dough until golden and brown on both sides.
  • Remove from oil onto a paper towel to absorb the excess of oil.

  • Roll your beignets in sugar and inject 1 tsp of apricot jam in the centre of each doughnut.
  • Enjoy your tasteful beignets and Bon Appétit!