This past spring my family and I made a trip to New Orleans. At the top of our list of treats to try were Cafe Du Monde’s beignets. It was a great experience and the tasty, powdered sugar puffs of dough were just enough to send our 10 year old into a treat-induced stupor — no lie, he fell asleep at the table. :). To be fair we had been walking the quarter all day so anything would have probably put him to sleep, but we still love teasing him (especially since we have a photo to prove it).
He mentioned the beignets in passing a few weeks ago and later asked if we could make some at home. I love baked goods, but hadn’t ever tried to make homemade beignets. It was a really easy recipe, but you do have to allow some time for the dough to rise. You also want to make sure you have folks ready to snap them up as soon as they are cool enough to eat — left overs are okay, but are no where near as good as the day they are made.
Click here to get the recipe. I halved the recipe and still ended up with about 15 beignets.
If you try them out drop me a note to let me know how things went. Oh, and don’t forget to like, post and share! Bye-bye!