Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bonne Année!

Travis and I stopped by Café Du Monde while in New Orleans on New Year's Eve. Although the original café is a well-known tourist attraction off of Jackson Square, the beignets and café au lait were definitely worth fighting the crowd. A beignet is essentially a holeless French doughnut, but the taste and texture is more eggy than an American yeast doughnut. The combination of hot beignet and powdered sugar is truly addictive.

As you can see, the tasty little beignets are smothered in powdered sugar, which gets EVERYWHERE (on your fingers, your face, your clothes). The trick is not to inhale....

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