This recipe is one that my husband would eat living in Togo, Africa. He said that if he wouldn’t have time to make his own breakfast he would stop at a street vendor to buy these. One beignet costed about one penny and he would often buy five for his breakfast. He was very excited when I received the Wondermill as we could make this recipe as it used Black-eyed Bean flour.
To make this recipe you first need to grind black-eyed beans. I used 1 cup of beans which gave me approximately 1 and 1/3 cup flour.
- 1 cup black- eyed bean flour
- ⅔ cup plus 1 tbsp water
- ¾ tsp salt (or to taste)
- oil to fry
- In mixing bowl, mix black-eyed bean flour and ⅔ cup water. Beat for 3-4 minutes.
- Add ¾ tsp salt to 1 tbsp water and mix into flour mixture. Continue to beat until flour mixture is runny.
- Let dough sit for approx 5 minutes.
- Add oil to pan, making sure you have at least 1 -2 inches of oil in your pan.
- Mix dough for 30 seconds to 1 minute with spoon before frying
- Drop approximately 1 tbsp of dough into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
These beignets are very tasty and filling. We ate them with a hot sauce, that my husband made by mixing 1 red hot pepper, onions and salt, grinding all together to make a paste.