Disney beignets are a delicious treat that you don’t want to miss out on! They originated from Disneyland, and now they can be found in Disney World as well. If you love sweet pastries, then these will definitely hit the spot for you. Follow this step by step guide to making them at home or find out where to get them while visiting the parks!
The best beignets are made fresh daily so they’re always hot and crispy on the outside with a soft, pillowy inside. This New Orleans treat is a favorite of Princess Tiana and is more than just your average treat.
What is the history of beignets?
“Beignet” is the French word for “puff pastry doughnut.” They are made with fried choux dough which creates a light and airy texture.
Beignets are a type of pastry made from deep-fried dough that is covered in powdered sugar, confectioner’s sugar or cane syrup. They are served hot and fresh and often eaten for breakfast alongside coffee or tea.
The first use of beignets in America was in 1806 when they were brought to Louisiana by Marie Antoine Careme, chef to Napoleon Bonaparte III. The recipe spread all over New Orleans where it became popular among people who had access to sugar cane plantations or even those who grew their own crops like coffee beans.
It’s unclear how exactly this recipe made its way onto menus at Disneyland but we can’t wait for you to try them out for yourself!
Where are the best places to find Disneyland beignets?
When visiting Disneyland, if you want delicious, authentic Disney-made beignets then head over to Café Orleans located near the entrance of New Orleans Square.
The prices are slightly higher than other snacks throughout Disneyland but it’s well worth it because these taste amazing! You can buy them for about $10 for six pieces of their beignet doughnuts with powdered sugar on top.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t an easy find – you’ll have to walk past more popular attractions like the Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion to find them, but that just makes them an even sweeter find!
Where can I find beignets in Downtown Disney?
Downtown Disney visitors can get their hands on some delicious Disneyland beignets at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen & Jazz Kitchen Express.
Disneyland beignets are served piping hot and are sold in bags of four, six, or ten. Want to kick it up a notch? Try the Bananas Foster beignets with their banana rum icing, cinnamon sugar dust, caramel drizzle and vanilla bean creme anglaise. That’s a mouth watering combo that would impress even Tiana!
Once you taste them, they will certainly become one of your favorite snacks in Disneyland and certainly in all of Anaheim. You really can’t miss these if you love donuts. They’re just as good – but different enough to really enjoy when you’re visiting this magical place filled with unique edible delights!
Which hotel at Walt Disney World Resort has beignets?
If you’re visiting Disney World in Orlando and curious about where to find beignets, head over to the Port Orleans- French Quarter Resort. There you’ll find a cafe called Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory.
Choose from one of their many offerings of New Orleans style donuts topped with powdered sugar and cinnamon or try a beignet sundae which consists of Louisiana beignets topped with ice cream, sauce, and whipped cream. Don’t leave without trying one of their three dipping sauces available in caramel, strawberry, or chicory coffee ganache!
Step-by-step guide to making Tiana’s beignet recipe at home
Tiana has been cooking up her delicious Disney beignets for years. She’s perfected her recipe and is now ready to share it with you! They are the best beignets in New Orleans, no doubt!
1 1/4 cup warm milk
1 1/2 tsp yeast
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
2 cup all-purpose flour
Honey, to drizzle
Powdered sugar, to dust
Combine the warm milk and yeast, then let rest for 5 mins.
Add in sugar and 1.5 cups all-purpose flour.
Mix to incorporate.
Add egg, melted butter, and 2 more cups of all-purpose flour.
Switch to the dough hook and mix for 5 mins at medium speed and 2 mins at high speed.
The dough should be smooth and fluffy.
Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap.
Set in a warm place to rise for 60 minutes.
Once the dough is doubled in size, punch it down with a fist.
Roll out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out with a rolling pin to about 1/3 thickness,
Cut out squares to the desired size.
Heat vegetable oil to high- it should be bubbling so they puff up immediately.
Add squares of dough and fry for 30 secs on each side.
Dust with powdered sugar.
Serve warm and drizzled with honey.
If you want authentic Disney tastes at home, these Princess & the Frog treats are perfect! They taste just like what they serve in the Disney parks!
Disney beignets are a Disney classic that can now be made conveniently at home! They have an airy and light texture, with just the right amount of sweetness. And why not try making them yourself?
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Printable Disney Beignet Recipe
- 1 1/4 cup warm milk
- 1 1/2 tsp yeast
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
- 2 cup all-purpose flour
- Honey, to drizzle
- Powdered sugar, to dust
- Combine the warm milk and yeast, then let rest for 5 mins.
- Add in sugar and 1.5 cups all-purpose flour.
- Mix to incorporate.Add egg, melted butter, and 2 more cups of all-purpose flour.
- Switch to the dough hook and mix for 5 mins at medium speed and 2 mins at high speed.
- The dough should be smooth and fluffy.
- Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap.
- Set in a warm place to rise for 60 mins.
- Once the dough is doubled in size, punch it down with a fist.
- Roll out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out with a rolling pin to about 1/3 thickness.
- Cut out squares to the desired size.
- Heat vegetable oil to high- it should be bubbling so they puff up immediately.
- Add squares of dough and fry for 30 seconds on each side.
- Drizzle with honey and dust with powdered sugar.
- Serve warm.