Sunday, April 12, 2009
daily bliss: beignet
The other half of the Cafe du Monde equation...beignet. Puffy fried dough obliterated with powdered sugar that has a habit of sticking to fingers and clothes (prompting my friends and I to "verb" this action beigneted, as in "I got beigneted."). Served burn-your-fingertips-and tongue hot, the treats' crispy outsides give way to a soft inside with a lingering vanilla note.
As I told my friend K yesterday, on my THIRD trip to CdM, I ate more fried foods in New Orleans than in the entire previous year, and most of those foods were these delectable wonders. K and I went yesterday afternoon after my presentation; K, S, and I went on Wednesday to welcome ourselves to the city, and I went with the whole group of Romance Fiction scholars on Thursday to talk about romance novels!