A Taste of New Orleans

Currie, Colleen, and I had a Mardi Gras brunch a couple of Saturdays ago. I’m just now getting around to posting pictures of the reason we got together: beignets!

Currie and Colleen

Currie and Colleen

The French word for doughnut, beignets are a New Orleans deep-fried specialty smothered in powdered sugar — like a doughnut, but square and without a hole. Colleen had just been to New Orleans and was inspired by this delicacy of the Cafe du Monde. She’d planned to bring a mix home, but ended up making the beignets from scratch.

Beignets Bubbling in the Pan

Beignets Bubbling in the Pan

The yeast dough squares are cooking and puffing up and turning golden brown. Colleen had a special basket-like spatula to turn them with.

Beignets Browning in the Pan

Beignets Browning in the Pan

Bubbly, crusty, brown. It was fun rolling the hot cooked squares in a plate of powdered sugar. We got it all over ourselves and all over the floor.

Yum. Yum. Yum.

Yum. Yum. Yum.

They were delicious — served with fresh strawberries, omelets, and cafe au lait. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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