Beignet, Done That

One of our most favorite places we visited during our travels was New Orleans, LA and eating those delicious Beignets at Café Du Monde became a mouth watering memory we wanted to recreate when we got home.

Cafe Du Monde coffee and beignet

Cafe Du Monde coffee and beignet at the French Quarter in New Orleans

I found a 5 star recipe for beignets, collected all the ingredients a week prior, and even invested in a deep fryer for the event.

The beginning of the Beignet

The beginning of the Beignet

We didn’t have a set day to make the beignets, and decided one evening to start baking.

My Chef Sweetie ready to bake

My Chef Sweetie posing while baking.

We waited the exact 2 hours for the dough to rise and began frying away.

 

Our work station ready to go

Our work station ready to go

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we used Dollar Tree miniature plastic containers to cut the dough to make the perfect size

They were warm, delicious and just as we’d remembered, and there were so many of them. After an hour of frying we still had dough left and it was midnight.

It makes a lot more than the recipe says!

It makes a lot more than the recipe says!

We did some research and found that the remaining dough would be fine in the fridge overnight, so we both fell into a pastry-induced splendor of sleep. The next morning we tasted the beignets we’d fried the night before… Yuck! Please, please, if ever you make beignets, don’t make them for the next day!

The night before's batch soaked in all the powdered sugar but definitely isn't a sweet overnight success!

The night before’s batch soaked in all the powdered sugar but definitely isn’t a sweet overnight success! Gotta eat these fellas FRESH!

Luckily the dough kept well in the fridge and Mitch fried up some fresh ones for breakfast. Nothing better than beignet and coffee to begin the day!

 

Hey hey Beignet

Hey hey Beignet

Total cost to re-create such yumminess…$40.42!  (including deep fryer) At least we can now make more fried foods to keep that diet plan far away and just burn our calories the yard way. We’re happy with our deep frier from Walmart, the Farberware 2.5 liter deep fryer, it worked well, kept a good constant temp and cooked pretty evenly.

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