Have you ever tried a beignet? I guess you can say they are the New Orléans doughnut. They are light and airy in the middle which makes them different from a doughnut. Beignets are always served covered in powered sugar. While living on the Northshore of New Orleans, we had a Café Du Monde. Café Du Monde has served up beignets since 1862 when they started serving coffee and beignets at a coffee stand in New Orleans.
Café Du Monde has a location on the Northshore in Mandeville, LA.
Today, they still have their original store in the French Quarter, but they also have several other locations including the one where we lived on the Northshore. If you have never tried a beignet and you are in the New Orleans area, be sure to look them up. I have placed a link to their website. Cafe Du Monde While eating at Café Du Monde recently, I picked up a box of beignet mix so we can make beignets at home. You can also order beignet mix and other products on their website. This might be a great way to try this delicious treat.
They are also famous for their Café Au Lait which is half hot milk half dark coffee with Chicory that has been added to help reduce the coffee’s bitter taste.
Inside Café Du Monde in Mandeville, LA.
They sell their Chicory Coffee and Beignet Mix in the store, but you can also order it online.
The famous beignets come 3 to an order.
The inside of a beignet is airy which makes them different from a doughnut.
We all enjoy playing in the powdered sugar. My kids love to breathe or cough and shoot powdered sugar all over the table, especially on the person sitting across from them. This is part of the fun of eating a beignet.
Carly was trying not to get the powdered sugar on her while enjoying the beignet.