Isn't that cafe cute? It looked inviting as I walked past on a freezing cold late afternoon and I thought the large bag of freshly made treats I was carrying would be just right with a hot cafe au lait. Today after class I spent the afternoon learning to make beignets and bugnes thanks to my Lyonnaise friend. They are both simple to make and delicious. Beignets always remind me of Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, the first place I ever had them. And I ate bugnes for the first time here at the farmers market. They are similar to beignets except that the recipe my friend uses adds orange flower water and rather that making them light and fluffy like a beignet they are thin and crispy.
The result of work our was three large bowls of beignets and bugnes. Maybe we overdid it - there was still dough left for another batch of beignets!
Here are links to the recipes that are more or less the same ones we used today: