Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What's With Me And Donuts?

It's typically not my pastry of choice (unless it's a bear claw, gimme one of those any day of the week!)....but for some reason on this little bloggy I just love them. HOWEVER, I cannot take credit for this post. Last summer, my mom and sister went to New Orleans for a mission trip. My mom fell in the Mississippi River and my little sister ate her body weight in craw fish. Oh, and they helped restore houses for Katrina victims. Anywho, my mom picked up Cafe Du Monde Beignet mix to make back when she got home because they are just so darn good. Christmas morning my mom whipped out her wok (I'm telling you, screw frying pans for frying) and her rolling pin and got down and dirty with some beignets. I helped...and by helped I mean took pictures and ate them.

So here we go:

You'll need a box of beignet mix found here and some water. UM how easy is that?

Then you roll it out so it's reeeeeal skinny.

Then you wok 'em until they're pretty and golden.

Then you roll 'em around in powdered sugar and...

Fancy French donuts! Put on a beret and draw yourself a skinny moustache and you'll be Paris-ready in no time. Oui!

These kind of taste like Indian fry bread, so I decided to put honey all over one before it was attacked by powdered sugar and THAT my friends, was a tasty treat. Unfortunately my bff Emma (she's part human part chocolate lab) was laying at my feet when I did that and I poured honey on her head :/. Sorry, Em!

Merry Christmas/Happy New Year and shiz! That's my Mom, isn't she cute? Yes, that picture is from Christmas Eve, clearly, because I'm wearing a union suit and red lipstick. I do realize that my deer-in-the-headlights-scary-face is not the most flattering, but if you don't like it, than you can just bite me.



  1. there's a little restaurant behind my office that has 'beignet wednesday' and they serve them with blueberry sauce. holy yum.

  2. Mmm! Those looks seriously delicious! My friend and I made homemade donuts one time, they were soooo good!