Recipe Box, Baby Beignets with Coconut Syrup

How was your holiday?

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I hope your basket was overflowing!

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In between egg hunting and bubble blowing we have been trying out new recipes~

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This is one of those “OMG, you’ve got to try this” type recipes~ Coconut Syrup

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I got the recipe from Wanda Ann at Memories by the Mile and man oh man, my oh my,  it is dreamy good…

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Especially with a little Baby Beignet to drizzle it on~

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Make the syrup in minutes by boiling sugar, corn syrup and heavy cream in a saucepan

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Let mixture come to a gentle boil and boil for 3 minutes

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Add 1 tsp coconut extract and put into a decanter or squeeze bottle and refrigerate

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The Baby Beignets are just as easy

A beignet is a french word meaning fried pastry and the French were the ones that brought this to New Orleans, which is now famous for the sugar dusted treat.  A beignet from Cafe du Monde, is almost like taking a bite of doughy, sugar filled air.  Now this version is not quite the same, but it is surprisingly light~

Because the biscuit dough browns very quickly in the hot oil, it seals the dough in and the oil out.   So instead of a heavy oily ball of dough, it is light and airy.  After just a few minutes you will have a golden bite of dough that will take you straight to the French Quarter

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Cut canned biscuits, like Pillsbury Grands, into 1/4s or 1/6s

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Drop into a fryer or pan of hot oil

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They will begin to brown quickly and float

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Turn them over with a spoon so that all sides get cooked

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Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar

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and pour on a little coconut syrup

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Smiles and sugar dusted lips to follow!

Coconut Syrup

  • Servings: makes 2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 cup sugar

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup light corn syrup

1 tsp coconut extract

Put sugar, corn syrup and cream in a sauce pan and bring to a gentle boil.  Boil for 3 minutes, stirring and watching carefully so it doesn’t boil over.  Remove from heat and stir in coconut extract.  Pour syrup into a jar, decanter or squeeze bottle and refrigerate.  Makes 2 cups

Let syrup come to room temperature for easy pouring [or microwave 20-30 seconds]

This would be great on pancakes, waffles, french toast or as a topping for pound cake

Baby Beignets

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 can refrigerated biscuit dough, like Pillsbury Grands

oil for frying

powdered sugar

Cut biscuits into 1/4s or 1/6s.  Fry in hot oil, 350-375 degrees until golden on all sides, turning if necessary.  Drain well on paper towels.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with Coconut Syrup.  Makes 32-48 pieces

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Enjoy!

You won’t believe how light these are, very similar to a beignet, and much lighter than a doughnut

For another printable version of Coconut Syrup click here

For another printable version of Baby Beignets click here

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Comments
21 Responses to “Recipe Box, Baby Beignets with Coconut Syrup”
  1. Lynn says:

    Wow-sounds great and I have everything on hand:@) Looks like your little bunnies had a fun Easter too!

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  2. Janet says:

    I cannot wait to try these, they look soooo delicious!

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  3. Ellen says:

    This looks sinfully relish! I’ll bet this syrup would be good on ice cream or even fruit. Just think — you could make a huge concoction with cake, fruit and ice cream and pour on this syrup. I need another deep fryer — do you have to clean out the oil each time?

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    • I can’t wait to make more things to use with this syrup Ellen, lots of possibilities~ as for the oil, you can leave it for about a week, and re-use it if you haven’t fried fish or something like that. It’s very easy to clean~you can put the parts in the dishwasher

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  4. Yeah, they do look good! And I can’t imagine coconut syrup being anything other than delicious, but the photos of the kids take the grand prize. What sweet times!

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  5. Emily says:

    I see you were enjoying a beautiful Easter with your little sweethearts. The treats sound and look delicious! Have a wonderful week.

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  6. Mary says:

    Jenna, These sound wicked good especially with your coconut syrup! I love short cut recipes using ready made or biscuit dough! Hope your baby bunny arrives soon 🙂

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  7. Kitty says:

    Your sweet little bunnies sure must’ve had fun, Jenna! These beignets with the coconut sauce would sure make me happy!! Wow, and they’re so easy, too. Thanks for sharing the goodness.

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  8. plutrell says:

    You had me at coconut syrup! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  9. Colletta says:

    These look amazing! I can almost smell them from the pictures!

    Colletta

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  10. Amanda says:

    That glaze sure looks amazing!! 😀

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  11. ashandcrafts says:

    Hi there! Visiting from the Creative Ways link party. This looks delicious! I didn’t know you could fry up Grands like that! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. bj says:

    We have eaten Biscuit Puffs (and also biscuit donuts) for years and we do love them.
    I just made mini Bundt Vanilla cakes for my Bunco group and have been looking for something different to drizzle them with. Your syrup sounds awesome….I just may give this a try and add a dollop of whipped cream on top…with mint sprigs for garnish…Ummm…sounds great and I am pinning your recipe. THANK YOU..

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  13. Miz Helen says:

    Your little ones are just precious! Love the Beignets and the coconut syrup looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. I love beignets and these sound wonderful! Thanks for joining the Share Your Style party and check out your feature next week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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