February 20, 2011

Hot Beignets easily prepared at home with Cafe du Monde Beignet Mix!

Home cooked Cafe du Monde Beignets

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 box mix
Cafe du Monde Beignet Mix
 Here is how to make Cafe du Monde beignets at home:

Cafe du Monde Beignet ingredients
Cafe du Monde mix. All you need to add is water. Mix to combine until moistened.

Cafe du Monde Beignet dough
Sprinkle a flat surface with flour. Turn out the beignet dough onto this floured surface.

Rolling out Cafe du Monde Beignet mix
Roll out the beignet dough on a floured surface.
Cut the dough into square beignet pieces or any shape and size you prefer.

Heat vegetable oil
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.

 Drop beignets in oil
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.

Golden brown beignets cooking
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.

Plate of home-cooked Cafe du Monde Beignets

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy. C'est Bon!

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  1. Mine never come out like this.
    I just wait 'til I visit the city!

  2. You might try making beignet "fingers". Our local beignet place, Coffee Call, makes this option and they are a hit with my family. No need for uniform little squares of dough. Just cut assorted lengths of dough or "fingers" and fry. These may be easier:)



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