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!

Love at first bite!

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!


2 Comments on So What’s a Beignet???

  1. Winnie
    June 6, 2013 at 11:41 pm (4 years ago)

    I was lucky enough to visit there many years ago when I visited New Orleans on business. They were sooo delicious. I tell everyone the food there was the best! Petunia’s face is so precious as she is eating her treat!!

    • Beignet Mamas
      June 7, 2013 at 5:37 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Winnie, thanks for stopping by! Yes, the food there is good – and there’s so much to choose from!


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