A couple of weeks ago, I went to New Orleans for a quick getaway. All the way there, I kept thinking about getting a beignet from Café Du Monde. I love these things! Beignets are French deep fried pastries with powdered sugar on top. They are very popular in New Orleans.
Here is a look at my beignet from Café Du Monde….Doesn’t it look heavenly.
Well…I had to try to make these when I got home. There are many different recipes for beignets, but I modified my recipe to what ingredients I actually had in the house. I also took the recipe and cut it in half to make 18 beignets instead of 36.
They were not difficult to make…very similar to making doughnuts.
And they came out delicious! They came out light and fluffy and not dense and heavy.
While I have to admit, Café Du Monde’s beignets do taste different. Now, you can actually buy a box of Café Du Monde Beignet Mix if you prefer.
But if you cannot get to New Orleans and want to make these from scratch, this recipe is a GREAT substitute. As you can see by the empty plate…I enjoyed them!.
EAT and Enjoy!
Prep Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Yield: about 18 beignets
Light and fluffy French beignets.
Notes: This recipe can easily be doubled.
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