There is no comparison for hot, fluffy beignets and a cup of cafe au lait in the morning. Sweet beignets enjoyed in the French Quarter are an integral part of the New Orleans experience. But we can't always make it to the French Quarter for this delicious treat. Luckily if you are not in New Orleans, you can easily make authentic Cafe de Monde beignets at home with Cafe du Monde's beignet mix. It is very simple. Add water, mix and then fry. Dusted with powdered sugar, it is hard to tell the home-cooked beignets apart from the renowned restaurant version.
|Cafe du Monde Beignet Mix|
Sprinkle a flat surface with flour. Turn out the beignet dough onto this floured surface.
Roll out the beignet dough on a floured surface.
Cut the dough into square beignet pieces or any shape and size you prefer.
Pour a few inches of vegetable oil in to a stock pot or dutch oven and heat (high to medium). A good way to judge if the oil is hot: when a small test piece of dough rises to the top instead of sinking, the oil is ready.
Carefully drop your beignets in to the hot oil.
Only a few at a time to keep the oil temperature consistent. The beignets will puff out as they cook.
Turn the beignets over when they are golden brown on one side. Remove when golden brown on both sides. Drain beignets on a paper towel.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy. C'est Bon!
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