TRADITIONAL NEW ORLEANS BEIGNETS RECIPE

About a year ago, my parents traveled to New Orleans. As a souvenir, they brought back Cafe du Monde beignet mix. I decided to finally cook them and share my thoughts on them.

History

Beignet, similar to the English “fritter,” is the French term for a pastry made from deep-fried choux party. Beignets can also be made from other types of dough, including yeast dough.

Beignets are a traditional dessert in New Orleans as a breakfast served with powered sugar on top. They are traditionally prepared right before consumption to be eaten fresh and hot. Variations of fried dough can be found across cuisines internationally; however, the origin of the term beignet is specifically French.

In the United States, beignets have been popular within New Orleans Creole cuisine and are customarily served as a dessert  or in some sweet variation. They were brought to New Orleans in the 18th century by French colonists, from “the old mother country,” and became a large part of home-style Creole cooking, variations often including banana or plantain – popular fruits in the port city.

Today, Cafe du Monde is a popular New Orleans food destination specializing in beignets with powered sugar, coffee with chicory, and cafe au lait. Beignets were declared the official state doughnut of Louisiana in 1986.

Beignets

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I first became aware of this delicacy watching the vlogs of The Lavigne Life on YouTube. They previously resided in New Orleans and showed themselves and a bunch of friends at THE Cafe du Monde for Dee’s celebration! Watch their vlog here! They have recently moved to Arizona!

I have included a recipe in this post so that you can try them for yourself! Your taste buds will be singing!

Here’s a picture tutorial of the steps to make Beignets!

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Use an abundance of flour to roll it out.

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Dough will rise to the top after about 1 minutes in the oil.

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Final product 🙂

 

Recipe: http://bit.ly/1J7mWr6

Source: http://bit.ly/1Rqh3GA

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