Well okay I admit that that there might be a few things, but beignets are an awesome way to celebrate Valentine's Day. In fact, I think the word beignet' 'means a doughnut for lovers!
A beignet is a pastry made from deep-fried dough and sprinkled with confectioner's sugar.
There are a number of recipes for beignets. In France beignet's are filled with fruit or vegetables. But to keep this simple, I used a box of Beignet Mix from Cafe Du Monde.
By the way, beignets are the official state doughnut of Louisiana!
Step 1: Make the Beignets
Essentially, you need to:
1) Combine 2 cups of mix with 7 fl oz of water and blend.
2) Roll the dough on a floured surface, using lots and lots of flour. Roll the dough until it is about 1/8' thick. Cut the dough into 2 1/4 " squares.
3) Fry the squares in a pan with olive oil.
Step 2: Shape the Beignets
Step 3: Add Sugar and Mustard
(ahhh love...it is all about the sugar and mustard).