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Sugar Rush: Beignets from Bob's Coffee & Donuts in Los Angeles

Sweets Erin Jackson 4 comments

In Los Angeles, Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts serves a tasty, generously portioned spin on beignets, featuring flecks of nutmeg in the center and lots of powdered sugar. More

American Classics: Beignets

Sweets Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

There are few places in the States as closely associated with Mardi Gras as New Orleans and while NOLA has gifted us with many wonderful additions to American cookery, beignets are top of mind with Mardi Gras so near at hand. More

Beignets

Serious Eats Alexandra Penfold 3 comments

For folks outside of New Orleans, the square, fried fritters which are covered (perhaps buried) in powdered sugar are probably most closely associated with the French Quarter's famed Cafe Du Monde, a coffee shop established back in 1862. More

Sugar Rush: Blowtorched Creme Brulee Beignets at Donut-o-Rama in Portland, OR

Sweets Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

It's a bit daring to open a doughnut cart mere steps from Portland's touristy hotspot Voodoo Doughnuts, but Greg Slauson had a vision. And we're not certain we've seen so much blowtorching in a food cart anywhere. More

First Look: New Orleans Po Boy Shop in Dupont Circle, D.C.

Brian Oh 5 comments

The New Orleans Po Boy Shop is now open in Dupont Circle. If you don't have the time to fly down to Louisiana, New Orleans native and owner Cam McNair and manager Justin Snyder have you covered. True to its name, the Po Boy Shop offers 15 different po boys, including staples like roast beef with debris gravy, fried shrimp or oyster, and an andouille sausage. Like McNair, most of the ingredients are trucked in from New Orleans. More

Sugar Rush: Beignets at Bayou Bakery, D.C

Sweets Brian Oh 1 comment

Bayou Bakery is a New Orleans style cafe in Arlington that specializes in coffee, breakfast biscuits, and, most importantly, beignets. More

Wake and Bake: Baked Beignets with Chicory Coffee Sauce

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 3 comments

First things first. Beignets are a deep fried yeast pastry best known for their popularity in the Big Easy. As you can read from the title, these, then, are not beignets. Indeed, I am fully aware that even calling this pastry "baked beignets" puts me at risk of being attacked from all sides by angry beignet-lovers who would probably like to drop me into a bubbling deep fryer and say, "Now that's closer to a beignet." More

Baked Beignets with Chicory Coffee Sauce

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 1 comment

These "beignets" may not be fried, but the chocolaty chicory coffee makes them more than indulgent enough for Mardi Gras. More

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 136: Can There Be a Po'Boy Diet?

Ed Levine's Serious Diet Ed Levine 7 comments

We're headed all over the country for the book, but I feel compelled to tell you about our day in New Orleans on Tuesday, not because I'm looking for excuses, but just so you'll know what I am up against in my Serious Diet. We had a very specific eating agenda in New Orleans that day: to fully explore New Orleans' po'boy culture. Which means we ended up eating 23 sandwiches. More

Cook the Book: Beignets

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 3 comments

When I first visited New Orleans several years ago, I was a strict vegetarian. That meant I missed out on almost all the city's iconic culinary offerings—gumbo, po'boys, even red beans and rice. But not beignets. Light, sweet, and incredibly messy from the heavy dusting of powdered sugar they were finished with, they were entirely memorable. With the help of John Besh's beignet recipe, I stroll down memory lane. More

French in a Flash: Apple and Pear Beignets with Vanilla Bean Sugar

Serious Eats Kerry Saretsky 10 comments

Hot, and fresh, they are a little surprise to guests who expect something more dowdy or more traditional. It may be true that it takes eight days to burn of a drop of oil, but I promise, these are worth it. More

Dessert Fail: Raspberry Beignets from The Little Owl

New York Grace Kang 12 comments

"These were quite possibly the toughest doughnuts I had ever tasted." After an enormous burger lunch at The Little Owl, my dining companion wasn't "in the mood" for dessert—or so he claimed, but really I think he just couldn't handle... More

Beignets with Lavender Sugar and Apricot Sauce

Serious Eats Kerry Saretsky 2 comments

There is nothing like a homemade donut. When I was a little girl, my grandmother would make beignets, French donuts, and cover them in warm honey. Donuts are traditional on Hanukkah, and are classically filled with jelly. In the winter... More

Sugar Rush: Apple Beignets from Cafe Select

New York Zach Brooks Post a comment

Photograph by Front Studio I'll admit I know very little about these apple beignets that I saw on the Lunch with Front Studio blog, but the little information I do have (i.e. the photo) makes me know one thing:... More

Talk to Me: Are There Any Good Beignets in NYC?

New York The Serious Eats Team Closed

Photograph by Jenycitygirl Midtown Lunch got us very excited with their post titled "Cafe du Monde is Coming to New York City" this morning. Turns out it is just another Cafe Metro type deli that decided to call themselves... More

Cook the Book: Picayune Beignets

Serious Eats Ed Levine Post a comment

You know, not only does John T. Edge's Donuts give you the history of classic treat and tell you the best places to get them, it also gives recipes if you want to try making them at home. This is... More

La Chandeleur Et Crêpes

Lia Bulaong Post a comment

Bea of La Tartine Gourmand has a beautiful recipe for buckwheat herb galettes and mixed salad and a story about a festival that sounds right up my alley: "Earlier this month, I was reminded, once more too late, that on February 2nd, we celebrated la chandeleur. I wonder how comes that I simply can forget since it happens every year. In France, this originally Catholic festivity calls for cooks to prepare crêpes and beignets (doughnuts). Indeed, on the day of la chandeleur, the customs is to eat crêpes !"... More

Wafu Beignets

Lia Bulaong Post a comment

If you enjoyed Roadfood Roundup: Doughnuts and have the means to deep-fry at home, you might want to try making Nordljus' Wafu Beignets—oh how I love the idea of twenty small freshly-made cream-filled sesame-coated doughnuts, made just for me. Keiko also makes them with azuki red bean paste inside or with raspberry jam filling and a cinnamon sugar coating for her boyfriend, so tweak the recipe as you will.... More

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