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Boston beignet question

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Boston beignet question

greygarious | Jul 13, 2009 09:13 AM

Bonjour Y'all, from Massachusetts. I have never been to New Orleans and probably never will be, but have heard about your famed beignets many times. So when I was ordering flour from King Arthur, in Vermont, I also ordered a box of Cafe du Monde Beignet Mix (the original, not a Yankee clone). Made a batch today, following directions and checking the oil (canola)temperature carefully, and.....yawn. I guess I expected something ethereally light, which these are not. Not bad, just nothing special. A freshly-made Dunkin Donut honey-dip is tastier and lighter, IMO. Is there a big difference between those served at CduM and the ones from their mix? If not, I can cross beignets off my, "wish I could taste" list. Merci!

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