(not nearly finished editing my photos, but HAD to show you guys this photo – had these for breakfast twice while in BR)
These are exactly the same as the square Beignets (pronounced: “Ben-yay”) found at Cafe DuMonde in NOLA, but these are smaller and a lot easier to eat (and many less powdered sugar incidents – you simply cannot keep from getting covered in the powdered sugar, and you have to be sure to NOT inhale while you are biting one or you will inhale the sugar. People love to have “blowing contests” so see who can blow the most powdered sugar all over their friends. And shouldnt food be fun???).
Be honest, your tummy is grumbling now, isnt it?
These little fingers of fried dough covered with a mountain of confectioner’s are absolute heaven, although they ARE deep fried and will probably become part of my belly, behind, or thighs (and will never ever leave your body) – but its all good. They were delicious.
(Photo shot at Coffee Call, December, 2011 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana.)