Sweet beignet treats

February 20, 2008 8:56:52 PM PST
Make West African-style beignets at home. Here to show us this recipe was Kofo Domingo, the co-owner and Executive Chef of Lagosia Restaurant in Berkeley.

Puff Puffs
From Chef Kofo Domingo, Lagosia Restaurant in Berkeley

1 1/8 cup of granulated sugar
3 cups of all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. active dry yeast
1 1/2 cup of lukewarm milk
3/4 cup of lukewarm water
Canola oil for deep frying


  • Add dry yeast, milk, water, 1 tblsp of granulated sugar, 1 tblsp flour in a mixing bowl. stir till dry yeast dissolves and yeast activates and bubbles.
  • Add the rest of the flour, half the remaining granulated sugar, and mix till it becomes a thick batter.
  • Cover and allow to rise till double it size (approx 1 hour)
  • Heat up frying oil till approximately 330 degree.
  • Scoop balls of risen dough into hot frying oil
  • Fry till golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain and toss in rest of granulated sugar.

    About Lagosia in Berkeley:
    Lagosia is a setting for a cultural dining experience serving authentic West African cuisine featuring exotic flavors and traditional cooking techniques fused with English and American fare. It will take your taste buds on a journey from the coast of California to the cities and villages of Sub-Saharan Africa. Lagosia is located in the heart of Berkeley, California and is proudly presented to you by Kofo and Bayo Domingo.