2 Amazing Variants of Buttermilk Beignets #BreadBakers




Beignets, known as French donuts are a new addition to my bread recipes. These super soft and moderately sweet small squares of happiness, Buttermilk Beignets, are perfect to make your tea-time memorable. These are traditionally prepared before consumption so to eat fresh and warm.

The term beignet has two varieties depending upon the type of pastry. The French-style beignets in the United States have the specific meaning of deep-fried pastry.

Fried Buttermilk Beignets

These can also be made with yeasted dough and hence known as boules de Berlin in French. In Corsica, the beignets are made with chestnut four and are known as Fritelli. Whereas in Canada, the donuts are referred to as Beigne or Beignets. Different Places different names.

Quick Notes for Buttermilk Beignets Recipe

Tin Size NA
Oven Temp 180 °C
Baking Time 20 min
MW Convection Temp 170 °C
Baking Time 20 min
Demold Instructions Immediately
Cooling Time NA

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Buttermilk Beignets
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 30 pieces


  • 250 gm Whole Wheat Flour
  • 120 ml Milk
  • 60 ml Buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp Yeast
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 300 ml Oil For Frying
  • 3 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • 100 gm Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • 1 tbsp Butter For Chocolate Ganache


  • In a bowl add lukewarm milk. Add sugar and yeast to it. Stir it and keep it aside until it froths.
  • In a jar take buttermilk and add vanilla extract to it. Stir it and keep aside.
  • Once yeast froths, add flour, salt, baking soda and buttermilk solution to it. Start mixing it.
  • Add butter and mix it into the dough. Do not knead this dough.
  • Once everything comes together, just cover the bowl with cling wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
  • Once dough doubles, take it out of the refrigerator. Punch the dough to release the air.
  • Divide the dough into two equal portions.
  • For fried Beignets, In a pan, pour enough oil for frying. Bring into 180 °C on medium heat.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll the one portion of dough into a rectangular sheet of a ½ inch thickness. Using a knife cut 1x1 inches squares out of it.
  • Fry them until golden and puffed. Then transfer on a kitchen towel and dust with icing sugar.
  • For baked Beignets, transfer a few of the squares to the lined baking tray. Cover them with a kitchen towel and keep aside for the second rise.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 180 °C and bake the squares in preheated oven for 20
  • After baking, let them come on room temperature and then quote with melted chocolate.
  • Our two versions of Buttermilk Beignets are ready to serve.


  1. Every ingredient in the recipe and its quantity has its own significance. Do not alter them.
  2. This recipe is a tried and tested recipe. Substitute the ingredient/s only at your own risk.
  3. You can adjust the servings of this recipe in the “Recipe Card” and all the ingredients and their measurement will automatically adjust.
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  5. Buttermilk is not easily available in many places. In that case, whisk a ¼ cup of fresh yogurt with ¾ cup water. Or add 1 tsp vinegar to 1 cup milk. Keep it aside for 5 minutes. Buttermilk is ready.
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Sonia Gupta

Baking Instructor & Food Blogger

I’m Sonia Gupta, and I am on my mission to transform home-makers into home-bakers. Baking is an essential skill that every mother must know so to avoid their children eating unhealthy market baked items. My goal is to help you learn a skill that will keep your children happy and healthy.

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