The Cafe Du Monde Beignet is a square piece of dough, fried in vegetable oil and lavishly covered with powdered sugar.
The Beignet is also known as the French Market Doughnut, and is the Louisiana State Doughnut. We use Cottonseed oil at the Café Du Monde.
Equipment to make Beignets:
- Box of Cafe Du Monde Beignet Mix
- Temperature Controlled Frying Pan/Frying Skillet works best
- Fry Basket (to retrieve the finished Beignets)
- Spoon (to stir the water and mix into a dough)
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Cup
- Rolling Pin (to roll finished dough into a flat sheet)
- Pizza Cutter (to cut dough into squares for frying)
- Vegetable Oil/Louanna Cottonseed Oil is recommended
- Powdered Sugar (to use as topping for finished Beignets)
- Flour (to keep dough from sticking to rolling pin)
The Cafe Du Monde Beignets have traditionally been served in orders of three, lavishly covered with powdered sugar.
NOTE: If the Beignets fail to puff up and remain flat, this is an indication the frying oil temperature is too low to properly cook the dough. Try using smaller pieces of dough (make a smaller Beignet) and let the fryer come back to temperature before cooking another batch. Fryer Temperature: 370 degrees fahrenheit! You may wish to consult our Beignet Making Tips.