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.
Those look scrum-diddly-umptious.
Mmm, my Nana used to make these, but (since we’re Italian) she called them pizza frites.
Yummo. Sad to say, the only time I’ve ever eaten one of these is at Disneyland…. 😦
Oh my. Good for the heart eh? I know, nothing that yummy ever is.
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!
I think we went to Cafe Du Monde everyday we were in New Orleans. We loved that place. Ths coffee was good too – hickory-ish.
I cannot believe you skipped Cafe du Monde. That is so wrong.
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.
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.
If I lived in N.O. I would be there every day I love that place. I am glad it survived the hurricane.
If I lived there I’d have one of those pneumatic tube systems networked from cafe du monde into my house.
If I lived there I would be dead from alcohol poisoning by now.
LOL — truth is better than fiction.
I was in NO last year and we happened on Cafe du Monde on a night walk. Yummy!!!! I went back the next night.
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.
ummmmmmm mmmmm I want some
Really I have been wanting to make them from the box mix. I’ve used canned biscuit dough which works pretty well too.
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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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.
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.
Those look fabulous.
I’ve been trying all these different recipes to get them just right and the kids have gotten sick of ’em. Never heard of such a thing, sick of beignets.
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