Let’s Go to Cafe du Monde

When we go to New Orleans we almost always hit the Cafe du Monde for some beignets and cafe au lait (donuts and coffee). It’s open twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. This last time we went, we didn’t stop because we’d just had dinner and couldn’t fit another bite of anything.

I promised the family I’d make some beignets after we got home when the time was right. Okay, my kitchen is always open, so come on in and grab a chair. Let’s make some French donuts.

You might be able to buy this box mix at your local grocery, or order from their online store .

If not, you can make your own mix by following this link.

I have made them before from frozen bread dough.

Roll out the dough and cut into squares.

Drop the dough into 375 degree oil and flip when golden.

Drain on paper towel then sprinkle with loads of powdered sugar.

Serve with strong drip French roast coffee mixed with warm milk. I find the mix is not as good as the yeast based recipe. But they’ll do.

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25 thoughts on “Let’s Go to Cafe du Monde

  1. YUMMY! I love beignets. We last had Cafe Du Monde in February. I’ve tried the box mix and it just isn’t the same. My mom and dad used to fry bread dough. They’d stretch out pieces of dough into circles and fry them – bread fritters we called them. Good with butter and jelly and dunked in coffee!

  2. I went their every other morning when staying in New Orleans. Strongest coffee going. On a windy day that white powdered sugar gets over everything you own but man it is worth it.

  3. Every time I come over here and look at the comments, my mouth waters for some more beignets. Funny, we hardly ever eat fried foods, in fact this is the first time I’ve ever fried anything in this house and we’ve been here 3 1/2 years.

    Yeah, Spanky wanted to start a riot when we said we weren’t going to stop and the donut stand. She’s not one to complain about anything, so that says a lot.

  4. Stumbling upon Cafe du Monde is a very fortunate event. I bet you never forget about that place as long as you shall live.

    I ended up making a batch of the donuts according to that recipe linked. They we prettier, but they didn’t taste the same as Cafe du Monde’s. I’ll keep looking for the perfect recipe.

  5. The best beignet recipe is in that ““Talk About Good” cookbook by the Lafayette Jr.League. I have one on order right now with Amazon because I keep giving copies to my friends. LOL.

    Canned biscuits do make great beignets, too. My mamma used to always make them like that. Also, if you can get the local bakery to sell you some bread dough, that’s good to fry up. Dufrenes down on Bayou Lafource had legendary bread dough (and bread) but I think they were bought out by Duet’s.

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  7. I was in New Orleans a month ago and had the same thing happen and it broke my heart. We ate that jazz brunch at the Court of the Two Sisters and by the time we finished, sigh, we had NO room for coffee and beignets.

  8. Pooks, we must have been in New Orleans at the same time, that’s when we were there, a month ago.

    Just take some frozen bread dough and let thaw overnight. Tear off little chunks and throw it into 370 degree cooking oil and roll in powdered sugar.

    It’s almost as good.

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