Craving something sweet and delicious, but short on time?
This quick and easy Bugnes recipe is just what you need!
Bugnes are a traditional French pastry that is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
They’re light, crispy, and absolutely scrumptious.
Best of all, this recipe is so simple that you’ll be able to whip up a batch in no time, making it perfect for last-minute cravings or unexpected guests.
Let’s dive in!
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt.
- Add the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until a soft dough forms.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll it out to 1/8-inch thickness.
- Using a sharp knife or pastry cutter, cut the dough into 2-inch squares or diamond shapes.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the dough pieces, a few at a time. Fry for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides, flipping once during cooking.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked Bugnes from the oil. Place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
- Once all the Bugnes are cooked, dust them generously with powdered sugar. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
- For an extra touch of flavor, add a splash of orange blossom water or a pinch of ground cinnamon to the dough.
- Keep a close eye on the Bugnes while they’re frying, as they can cook quickly and may burn if not monitored.
Nutritional Information (per serving)
- For a dairy-free version, substitute the unsalted butter with a plant-based butter alternative.
- If you’re watching your sugar intake, consider using a sugar substitute like stevia or erythritol in place of the granulated sugar.
Wine or Beverage Pairings
A sweet dessert wine, such as a Moscato d’Asti or a Sauternes, would pair beautifully with these Bugnes. Alternatively, a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea would also make a lovely accompaniment.