Sundays are for lovers and beignets are too! Heck, they're good enough for every day of the week if I'm being honest. Wanna know a funny story?
My first trip to New Orleans was in January 2015 after spending a few days in Baton Rouge checking out graduate school programs with my best friend. Even though it was crazy cold, we still wandered around the French Quarter. We made a stop into Cafe Du Monde to pick up beignets but unbeknownst to me, they only accept cash! Like most millennials, I only had my debit card. I kind of sulked out and I even shed a few tears! My best friend gave me one of those "stop crying, we'll go to an ATM and get cash" looks. And that's exactly what we did! We went back and picked up a double order of beignets and hot chocolate! *I know it may seem trivial, but whenever I visit a new place I try to do all the touristy stuff the first time around so the next visit allows me more opportunity to try new things!
Now that you've stopped laughing at me crying over beignets, I've got a few picks to show you just how easy it is to make these French donuts at home!
If you're not in New Orleans, you can order it online. It's about $4 from Cafe Du Monde's official website.
[According to instructions...]
Mix two cups of beignet mix with 7 ounces of water (that's just shy of one cup) until well combined. Be sure to heat up your vegetable oil at this time in either a skillet or deep fryer.
Once your mix is ready, flour your workspace liberally, pour out knead your dough a just little bit!
Next, roll out your dough to the recommended thickness of 1/8 inch. I tried to keep the middle a bit thicker to make sure some of the beignets were extra fluffy!
Then, cut the dough into 2 inch squares. I used a pizza cutter to make things easier, but feel free to use whatever works best for you.
By now your oil should be hot enough--recommended 370 degrees. Drop in about 3-5 pieces of dough and watch carefully as they fry. Be sure to turn frequently so they'll cook evenly on each side!
*Tip for testing your oil? Sprinkle some flour or even a small piece of dough into oil. If it begins to fry, you know you're ready to go!
Once your dough turns golden brown, drain them well on paper towels and then dust with lots of
(or as little) powdered sugar for an authentic French Quarter taste.
Get to frying my friends! Enjoy!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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