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.