Cafe Du Monde Box Beignet Mix
Anyone that visits New Orleans should stop at the Cafe Du Monde at the French Market and try their famous Beignets. My husband and I vacationed there quite a few years ago.
Before we left, I made it a point to purchase
3 boxes of their box Beignet Mix. I took them
home, put them in a cupboard and forgot about
them as they got pushed to the back. By the time
I found them, they had expired! On our recent
visit to Jungle Jim’s International Market, I saw
that they had them for sale! Of course I bought a box
because I was determined to try them. They tasted
great and brought back so many memories of
New Orleans. Below is my step by step directions to
make them at home should you ever get the chance to
or you have your own recipe.
Ingredients – Plus Powdered sugar.
In a large bowl stir the box mix
ingredients and water according
to the directions on the box.
Flour a counter and place
the dough on the flour.
Roll the dough to the about 1/8″ thick.
Cut the dough into 2 & 1/4″ squares.
Heat the oil according to the temperature
on the box. Use a thermometer as this
is a very important step.
Drop the dough in slowly
and only few pieces at a time.
If your oil is the right temperature, the dough
will sink and then float in about 8-10 seconds.
Immediately and carefully use a spoon and
splash the hot oil on top of the dough.
This will cause it to form the pillow shape.
As soon as one side turns light brown,
flip it over and brown the other side.
Remove to a paper towel covered plate
and lay the beignets on a cookie sheet
in a single layer while still hot.
Place powdered sugar in a fine mesh
strainer and sprinkle it over the hot
beignets and serve immediately.