Do you know that mini doughnuts also are known as beignets? Coffee goes best with these freshly fried beignets!
If you’re looking for something unique to serve at a party, or to with your evening coffee then this is it. One batch of dough will make dozens of beignets. And these are cooked quickly in just a couple of inches of canola oil or any vegetable oil, heated in a deep pot. The oil should be medium hot and test its readiness by dipping a small piece of dough in, it should sizzle around it. Roll out the dough and cut it with the cap of a bottle. Four or five inches of diameter will make perfectly-sized mini doughnuts or beignets.
When cooking them, don’t crowd the pot or you’ll cool down the oil. Cook a few (or several, if your pot is big enough) at a time and flip as they turn golden, then remove with a slotted spoon onto the tissue paper. Then into a shallow dish of icing sugar mix with cinnamon. Serve warm, if you get the chance. Most likely your guests will hover around the stove and eat them as soon as they’re cool enough to touch.
The chocolate version of these mini beignets taste as amazing as the cinnamon sugar version, most liked by children. Have a look at how these are prepared and try making them at home.