|The real Lisa's children were used as cover models for this book... Taylor, McKenna and Nolan|
Oh, wait, I should list family in there somewhere, right????
She brought me back pralines (which Dave LOVED and wolfed down like a hunger-crazed coyote out behind the house... Really, Dave? REALLY??????) Sorry, off-track... Okay, so pralines (they pronounce them praw-leeens, clearly they do not understand Yankee phonetics in N'Orleans).
And she brought me THIS:
Yes, it is a box of beignet mix. I've never made beignets, much less from a box, but we had to try it because I gave up chocolate for Lent, there is no chocolate in this box, and I was on Day Two and borderline homicidal...
THEREFORE!!!! We made beignets:
2 cups mix
7 oz. water.
THAT'S IT. SERIOUSLY. NO KIDDING!!!!
Mix. Roll out like you would biscuits. Cut into squares.
Heat oil in frying pan (about one inch)
Put squares in (I did 4 at a time). Turn often with slotted spoon or fork. Listen to K-Love radio while working...
|These were the tiny strips I had left at the end, so I made them into French Bow-knots but they weren't as good as the square pillows... unless you like more of the crunchy outside and less puff-middle...|
And the taste? Melt-in-your-mouth amazing!
WHERE'S THE LOVE BUTTON??????
You can order the box of mix here: Cafe Dumonde
Just over $3/box.... and amazingly, impressively GOOD!!!
Thank you, Lisa and Jeff!