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Beignet at the Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans

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SylviaH

Beignet at the Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans

My daughter, her husband, 3 children and Moochie, one of their dog's just returned back home here in San Diego from a 4 day sightseeing trip to New Orleans.  This was one of their many stops.  Moochie goes everywhere..see his little ear and foot in the photo!  I bet he even got to enjoy some Beignet!

 Beignet at the Cafe Du Monde

Sylvia

 

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Bixmeister

Stop you're making me hungry!  Those Beignets are very addictive.  I go to the Cafe Du Monde every time I go to New Orleans.  My Brother-In-Law lives there.

I am just about due for a visit to New Orleans.

Thanks, Sylvia

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SylviaH

What a great visit and food you must enjoy!  New Orleans has some great food! 

Sylvia  

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farina22

If you're going to NOLA soon, you just have to try the Morning Call (http://www.morningcallcoffeestand.com/index.html). I never miss it! They were in New Orleans for about 100 years until they moved out to Metairie, very close to town. They even moved the original counters. They are in a strip mall, but once you walk inside the the cafe, you are back in time. They still roll and cut the beignets by hand. Oh, you haven't lived!!

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SylviaH

My son-n-law has his business centered in Louisiana and is very familar with the Louisiana area.  I'll ask him about the Morning Call.   

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shuttervector

Hi, Sylvia,

I am also in San Diego. I took one bread class at Good News. The photo of the beignet is beautiful but having been there the taste is very disappointingly dull. New Orleans is great, though, on many levels.

Dorothy, shuttervector@gmail.com

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SylviaH

My daughter's family doesn't indulge much in rich pastries..especially my daughter..I had to laugh..this was just a fun sightseeing trip and was so like her husband and his sense of humor to take them for beignets....She just sent me a message..."I hope your not making those donuts!"  I can just see her face when they were served!

Sylvia 

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rfedele

So where's the recipe? You're killing me!

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SylviaH

I would love a good one too : ) 

Sylvia

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Bixmeister

A store named Mardi Gras in Pt. Loma carries beignet mix as well as many other New Orleans a including a favorite, Boudin Blanc sausage.  They have alligator sausage as well.  I believe the store is near Midway.

 

I didn't know Cafe Du Monde moved to the Metairie location.  I had beignets at the Market as well as Metairie near where my brother-in-law lives the last time I was there, maybe 3 years ago.

 

Bix

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Yolandat

I thought they were made with Yeast not baking powder.