Monday, October 28, 2019

Is Beignet the Louisiana State Style Doughnut?

Beignets without sugar

Beignet is a French word for “fried fritter,” brought to Louisiana by the France nuns to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1727.

I search through internet, yes, there are beignets in Paris, France equivalent to beignets found in Louisiana now days.

Pronounce for beignet are:
- BEN-yay
- bayn-YAY
- ben-YAY
- beɪnˈjeɪ
- bɛnˈjeɪ

I don’t know whether other states in the USA have their own beignet. Since, the pastry is typical in Louisiana, its designated as official state of doughnut in 1986, around 35 years ago. 



Finger beignets

Generally, beignets are covered with sugar (powdered sugar) on top or without sugar, I saw two forms of beignets:
- a square pieces
- finger pieces


Beignets covered with sugar are ready to consume

Both forms could be found in most cities in Louisiana. In my city, Baton Rouge, I almost come to coffee shop near by my house almost every weeks.

The oldest shop to sell beignets is “Cafe du Monde,” located in French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Frying beignets in the hot cooking oil.

The shop has sold beignets since 1862, more than 150 years ago. Very long time ago, and to be iconic cafe for “café au laits.”

The most popular coffee shop to sell beignets in Baton Rouge is Coffee Call (You may read my previous post: What is the Best Coffeehouse in My City, Baton Rouge?

Based on internet searching, in addition to Louisiana, USA and France, other countries consume beignets (kinds of beignets) are Canada, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia.


Have you tried beignets? What it called in your countries?

110 comments:

  1. We had beignets at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans many, many years ago. I remember how delicious it was. It vaguely reminded me of the Portuguese malasadas.

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  2. Many a day has found me roaming around Jackson Square munching on beignet. My favorite date included a late night stop at Café du Monde. If a person doesn't want their own beignet from scratch, the Café du Monde's mix can be found in many supermarkets in the south. It can also be purchased online.

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  3. I have never eaten them But my oh my they sound delicious!

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  4. Uy parecen muy ricos he probado buñuelos pero no de ese tipo. Te mando un beso

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    1. Thank you JP.
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      The shop has sold beignets since 1862, more than 150 years ago. Very long time ago, and to be iconic cafe for “café au laits.”

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  5. the shape of the cake is so delicious to eat, if possible you also give the recipe to us

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  6. Evi, I am sure they are tasty. Thanks for the post.

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  7. Wyglądają apetycznie :)) Idealne do kawy :) Miłego dnia!

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  8. I haven't tried them, Evi, but I would love to be able to do it. The closest thing we have here in Argentina is the crescent of fat, although there are also butter, they are sweet, and can even be served with ham and cheese as if they were in sandwich. Delicious.

    Big hug friend !!

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    1. They are must be very yummy. Carlos!
      A big hug.

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  9. I have never had them and I would love to try some! Love those finger version.

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  10. Everything look so delicious :)

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  11. Kalau di sini kayaknya namanya Cakwe hahaha

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    1. They about the same. Cakwe goes with hot sweet sauce,
      Thank you.

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  12. Devono essere buonissime, da noi ci sono ciambelle fritte in occasione di fiere. Gli unici dolci fritti che faccio sono le frittelle di Carnevale. Buon martedì, da noi piovoso :)
    sinforosa

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    1. It must a nice Carnival with fritters.
      Thank you Sinforosa.

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  13. Hi Evi oh they look yummy I haven't heard of these ,but I sure would like to try one lol xx

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  14. Fritters are a deep-rooted Spanish custom, whose origin must be sought in Sephardic Jews, who since the 10th century have prepared to celebrate ‘Chanukah’, fried buns with wheat flour called que bimuelos ’. The introduction of these buns in the celebration of All Saints is a Christian modification, because of its proximity to the Jewish Hanukkah. Subsequently, they became very famous in Madrid, where they became as popular as churros.
    Have a happy Tuesday!

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    1. Wow, I just knew about those things, Estrella. Very interesting.

      Thank you Estrella

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  15. These look like our local Chinese crullers.

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  16. no never tried those ones but looks very very good!!Nam nam:)))

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  17. U nas piecze się ciasteczka nazywane "chruścikami" w podobny sposób to przysmak . Czasami smaży się podobne ciasteczka do tych z postu w kształcie kwiatków z powidłami. :)

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  18. Ah, fond memories of Cafe du Monde and their delicious beignets. We don't really have them up here, which is a shame! (Or maybe a good thing!)

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  19. Ma fanno venir fame solo a guardarli!!!!! Che delizia!!

    https://nettaredimiele.blogspot.com

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  20. Qui a Modena li chiamiamo Tortelli fritti.
    Buon pomeriggio.

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  21. This looks really deliciuos :)

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  22. Devono essere buonissimi !!! Saluti

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  23. Hello Dear Evi!
    I really like beignets. I make them at the carnival.
    They are very similar to Polish donuts.

    https://czarownyswiat.blogspot.com/2014/02/tusty-czwartek.html

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  24. I want to eat one of those fritters ... What a good look !!
    Ñam Ñam!!

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  25. Nigdy nie jadłam takich pączków ale wyglądają smakowicie :)
    Cieplutko pozdrawiam!

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  26. Hola, Evi. Aquí en España, sobre todo en Andalucía, se hacen dos tipos de buñuelos, unos, se suelen tomar como desayuno o merienda y se acompañan de una taza de chocolate, lo normal es tomarlos sin nada pero hay quien los espolvorea con azúcar y canela en polvo. Los otros, se toman como aperitivo o comida, y se suelen acompañar de cerveza o de un buen vino, que como sabrás, en España tenemos de los mejores del mundo, bueno, volviendo al tema... estos buñuelos no solo son de harina, levadura y agua, como los primeros, sino que se suelen mezclar la masa con bacalao, gambas, etc. (te los recomiendo si alguna vez vienes por Sevilla) aunque aquí le llamamos "Pavía de bacalao". Hay quien piensa que su origen viene del año 1525, cuando tuvo lugar la "Batalla de Pavía".
    Los de tu país, según tus fotografías, tienen muy buena pinta, por lo que deben de estar riquísimos.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Hi Manuel! Great to know about the history of this kind of fritter. I wish I can visit Seville someday, sure, I will try Pavia de Cod. I bet, it is very savory.
      Thank you Manuel.

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  27. Que buena pinta! ♡♡♡ muchas gracias por tus bonitas palabras en mi blog ! Buenas noches! 🍁🍂♡

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  28. I've never had a beignet before but I'd love to try one, one day!


    Hope that your week is going well! :)

    Away From Blue

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  29. Una delicia leer tan lindo post. Saludos amiga.

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  30. thank you for intriguing details dear Evi
    i am finding them compelling
    and what they call in my country ,i will have to check it on google first :)
    but i know i have seen them in Islamabad restaurant somewhere
    wishing you more blessings in life ahead friend!

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  31. I've never tried them, but they look delicious!

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  32. Stop publishing such photos ... my diabetes is booming! LOL

    Hugs From the Netherlands!
    Muah! 😊

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  33. Wowww so yummyyyy
    Kiss
    Www.masqueropa.blogspot.com

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  34. They remind me of one of the funnel cake I ate once at a carnival in Atlanta.I wonder if they taste the same?
    They look delicious!
    Hugs.

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  35. No sé con qué poder compararlo en España, creo que no tenemos algo así, si algo similar, pero no concretamente esto! Tiene buena pinta! Saludos

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  36. They are named bignè here in Italy! A very popular pastry!
    Here are typical of some holidays and have many variants!
    And of course are super delicious! :9
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  37. Love your review as always ))

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  38. I've never tried these, but they look delicious!

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  39. Ohh my god! They look delicious. Cool post!

    https://www.biigthais.com/

    Kisses ;*

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  40. Tienen muy buena pinta!! Seguro que estan deliciosos. Un beso

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  41. Pernah liat Beignet ini pas acaranya si Kim Kardashian, dia suka banget makannya sampe nambah2 wkwk

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  42. it looks delicious 😍
    probably the equivalent of our "faworki"?
    I'm not sure...
    best regards
    Lili

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  43. I never have tried them out but now I want to!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  44. OMG!
    It looks delicious * - *
    Xoxo ♡

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  45. Kalau di Batam mirip kue apa ya....enak buat sarapan pagi sambil ngopi he he he

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  46. Por aquí los tenemos parecidos, los llamamos buñuelos. Besitos.

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  47. I have never tried them but they looks very tasty: D Regards:**

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  48. Looks so tasty.

    www.paginasempreto.blogspot.com.br

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  49. Thats delicious

    Kisses
    www.pimentadeacucar.com

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  50. Quero provar.

    juliamodelodemodelo.blogspot.com

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  51. This is a really interesting recipe! Looks delicious!
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

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  52. Na minha cidade aqui no Brasil conhecemos
    como cuecas viradas, rs
    Faço bastante.

    Obrigada pela visita; o seu país tem lindas casas
    de madeira; fico contento que a minha possa agradar.
    Tenhas uma boa entrada de mês de novembro.

    In my city here in Brazil we know
    like underpants, lol
    I do a lot.

    Thank you for your visit; your country has beautiful houses
    wooden; I'm glad mine can please.
    Have a nice November entry.

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  53. A great post indeed, thanks for sharing!

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  54. It's looks like cakue or martabak in Indonesia. Nice article

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  55. bisa dibuat macam-macam ya makanan ini

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  56. Beignets looks very tasty. In Poland "pączek" made from yeast dough.
    Greetings from Poland, Alina

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  57. Hi Evi
    This beignets are similar to "sonhos" (dreams) portugueses!!
    I love it!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  58. Umm! Looks very tasty.
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  59. I never tried this but I'd love to, looks delicious!
    xx

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  60. Ohh my I need to try these. They remind me of something we have in our culture.

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  61. Always a favorite! I keep a box of Cafe Du Monde mix in my pantry at all times.

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