As a new blogger, the question that I’m asked most often is, “What’s a beignet”?
A beignet, pronounced ben-yay, is a warm delicious bite of powdered sugar goodness, served in batches of 3… waiting to be enjoyed with an ice cold glass of milk, or a hot cup of cafe’ au lait. Mmmm…
Beignets are the only food item on the menu at Cafe du Monde. Open 24 hours a day, in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter, Cafe du Monde has been serving up beignets since 1862.
According to the Cafe du Monde website, beignets are square French-style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar. Umm, we won’t talk about calories here. FYI, if you’re visiting New Orleans, a city that’s known for its food, any calorie counting goes out the window.
Beignets are my absolute favorite dessert, breakfast food, anytime of the day food – doesn’t matter. On Petunia’s very first birthday, we took a trip to Cafe du Monde for breakfast – had to teach her early!
The next time you’re in the Big Easy, definitely grab a table at Cafe du Monde. You may leave covered with powdered sugar, but it’ll be well worth it!