You probably know that one of the things New Orleans is famous for is little deep-fried puffed squares of dough blanketed with sifted powdered sugar called beignets.
We’ve been in New Orleans for a week and a half but, since we don’t get going very early, we haven’t gotten around to having beignets. . .until today. Well, we didn’t get a very early start so didn’t drive down to the “Quarter,” locals speak for the French Quarter, but headed over our local Café DuMonde Coffee Stand. We each had an order ($2.25 for three) and watched as they took them out of the big fryer, placed them on a saucer and sifted a generous amount of powdered sugar on top. Oh my, a little puff of steam escaped as I took my first bite of this light warm pillow. . .heavenly! I don’t drink coffee and Gary is a plain black coffee man so neither of us tried their famous coffee with chicory.
Even though we didn’t have chicory coffee I did buy a blue Café Du Monde mug. My morning Earl Grey tea will taste quite special in this mug.
I do love New Orleans!