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Brunch Beignets

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Prep Information

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


8 people



  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons Butter olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Tahitian Vanilla balsamic
  • 1 teaspoon brandy, optional
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine the egg yolks, sugar, water, butter olive oil, lemon zest, vanilla balsamic and brandy if desired; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form; fold into batter.
  3. In a cast-iron or electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls, a few at a time, into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1-1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm.
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