Monday, April 29, 2013

[Food & Travel] Cafe Du Monde Beignets and Coffee

Hello, ya'll!  Do you love road trips?  My husband and I do.  
Several weeks ago, we went to South Carolina on board our rented Toyota Yaris.  The car was very economical but it felt so light and small that you could feel the wind draft of the 16 wheeler truck we were trying to overtake.  Yikes!

One of our stops was New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) where we had breakfast at Cafe du Monde. When in NOLA, you have got to go to Cafe du Monde. The place wasn't full as we thought it would be.  
We were able to sit and give our orders right away: Cafe au lait and hot Beignets.

Beignets are French donuts, covered with powdered sugar...yum!  Those deep fried babies tasted oh so soft and delish!
We've been drinking their Coffee and Chicory at home but the way that they made it in the cafe tasted different - it seemed to have more milk - well, it's cafe au lait, duh!  
Cafe du Monde3
On our trip back home 8 days later, we stopped by again but this time, the place was packed that we decided to buy, sit and eat somewhere else.  Well, it took us 30 minutes to reach the take away window.

Two weeks ago, we craved for beignets so... we made some!  We used vegetable oil to fry the beignets because we didn't have cottonseed oil - which has a higher temperature threshold, hence doesn't burn as easily.  Once the beignets were cooked, we dusted them with powdered sugar.
Homemade Cafe Du Monde Beignets
We took out our store bought mugs and made cafe au lait, this time with more milk.  The verdict:  Just as good!  Wonderful!


It was so good that we ate it all.  
Hmmm, I think I should change topic from henceforth, lol!
Let's talk about this beautiful and colorful plate from AR Leal of Talavera, Mexico.  I bought this during our trip to San Antonio, Texas in january.

Oh, and take a look our his and hers mugs and PS3 controls.
I think I should add blings and flowers on the black one to call it my own.  What do you think?

Hope to see you again soon!
Let's chat and sip our coffee or tea together.

Hugs,
♥  Michelle  ♥
1039 Decatur Street
New Orleands, Louisiana 70116
Toll free (800) 772-2927
www.CafeDuMonde.com

1 comment:

Sandra Young said...

Always enjoy your blog posts - you have such wonderful pictures! The plate is awesome!