As most of you know, one of my favorite places in the world is New Orleans. And one of my favorite places to sit and watch the world go by is the Cafe du Monde just across the street from Jackson Square. People stand in line to grab a table during the busy times so I always tried to time my visits for off-peak hours so I could sit, drink my cafe au lait and indulge in their marvelous beignets. Surprisingly, they aren’t that hard to make at home. Messy, but not hard.
A French Quarter tradition since 1862, Cafe Du Monde beignets are probably the most famous beignets in the world.
Please Note: I’ve been asked by the website where this recipe was posted to remove the details. If you are curious, please click on the link below. Sorry for the confusion. Also, please note that the photo is my own, taken by me at Cafe du Monde.
The typical serving is three beignets heavily topped with powdered sugar on top.
On a side note, this recipe came from Todd Wilbur and he gives a step-by-step instructions, including pictures at his site so CLICK HERE to check it out. Now, as most of my readers know, I have a character named Sade Marquis who is a human FBI agent caught up in a world filled with Magicks. Like someone else we all know– –Sade spends a lot of time in New Orleans. In fact, she’s first introduced in THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC, which is set in New Orleans. And like someone else we all know, she hangs out at Cafe du Monde and a bar and restaurant called Deja Vu. I’m in a Sade frame of mind since I’m currently working on Book 5 in the Penumbra Papers series and Mardi Gras happens in about a month, so I’m also thinking about NOLA. Haven’t read the book? You can grab it from most on-line retailers. Just click on the title or the cover and head over to Books2Read to find the link to your favorite store. FYI, readers get to meet the “Scooby Gang”–a werewolf, a gargoyle, a fae, a dragon, and get a peek at a very sexy vampire. If Urban Fantasy and/or paranormal romance is your thing, go for it. If not, just enjoy your beignets and cafe au lait while you pretend to be in New Orleans. Anyone else love it down there?