Can I take your order?
Sure Maya, what are you serving today?
She's been serving beignets in her restaurant-kitchen ever since we first watched Princess and the Frog.
So we finally decided to make the real thing.
I used this recipe from Epicurious.
(I didn't have evaporated milk so I used 1/4 cup sweetened condensed and 1/4 cup regular milk and then 1/8 cup of sugar. I also didn't have "instant" active dry yeast but they turned out super poofy. I mean, I had yeast but not instant:))
It's super easy:
You make the dough the night before, refrigerate it, and then roll it out and fry them the next day.
And of course sprinkle on plenty of powdered sugar.
They were a big hit!