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Beignets for one

Learning to cook is an important part of adulting, but learning to make desserts? Invaluable!

One of the best fried dough recipes on this planet. Intimidating and elusive to those who don’t reside in New Orleans (Nawlins?) I woke up with a craving for fluffy fried dough smothered in powdered sugar and selling my soul to get some. Living in close proximity to NYC you can pretty much find any cuisine, any food, to satisfy any craving. I did on my persistent search find many places and then, I discovered a recipe for CafĂ© du monde beignets.

The angels were smiling on me today.


With my craving in full force I decided to dive into beignet making, something I’ve never done before and was a little scared to try because of the frying.

I got this recipe from dessert for two by Christina Lane and let me tell you it is amazing and easy. The bread machine does the dough and all you have to do is roll, cut and fry.

I found that the dough was a little hard to roll, so bear this in mind when you’re on that step. I suggest pulling pieces off and rolling the dough into balls and frying it that way. This recipe makes less than a ton of beignets but I still had an entire bowl full, though they didn’t make it to the next day.