Baked Beignets

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Light and puffy French Baked Beignets sprinkled in powdered sugar made a little healthier by being baked, but just as delicious!

Baked Beignets

At the time I had no idea what they were talking about.

I had never heard of a beignet. And at the time, I was more concerned about finding the best spot for jambalaya and gumbo.

But when I found out what a beignet was, I was convinced that a trip to Cafe De Monde was in order.

French Beignets

So what is exactly a beignet? In simple terms, only the most delicious, light and airy donut that you will ever try.

Beignets are square donuts without a hole. They are deep fried and are covered in powdered sugar when served.

Baked Beignets

How To Make Beignets

After standing in line at Cafe Du Monde for over 30 minutes, I finally received my order of French Beignets.Once I took my first bite, I was hooked!

Each donut was coated in a thick layer of powdered sugar, and I knew then I could forget about eating these gracefully.I sunk my teeth through the sugar and bit into a soft and airy donut.

Each little square had the perfect balance of texture and flavor.

The dough was cooked perfectly and the powdered sugar provided the exact level of sweetness usually associated with donuts.I ate all three donuts. And I am ashamed to admit it, but they were gone in under 5 minutes.

I loved them so much that I had to figure out how to make them at home.So I decided to ask our wonderful server how they were made.

She informed me that they make the dough fresh several times a day and they deep fry them in batches when ordered.

Once deep fried, they are sprinkled with powdered sugar while they still are hot.Throw them on a plate or a little bag, and they are ready to be served.Preferably with a black cup of chicory coffee!

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