Beignets are not the only tasty Creole sweet treat from New Orleans.

Calas  (pronounced  Ka-la) are deep fried yeast risen rice cakes that are served with powdered sugar or syrup.

Breakfast, lunch,dinner, or just as a snack with coffee, these are a unique way to enjoy the  Creole flavor of New Orleans cuisine.

This is from an old 1880's recipe adjusted for modern methods.

Makes approximately 20 Calas- enough for the whole family.

Leftover rice will never be a problem again.


Step 1: Ingredients and amounts needed:

Step 1

1 1/2 cups of cooked, mashed lukewarm rice

One packet of yeast

1/2 cup of warm water

Step 2

Three  eggs at room tempture, beaten

1/2 Teaspoon salt

1/4 cup (+1  tablespoon) white sugar

1 1/4 cups of flour

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

oil for frying

Setp 3

Confectioners sugar for dusting

Steens Cane Syrup(optional)

thanks so much for sharing this, it sure does beat having to roll em out and cut those cute little squares...which meant I rarely made them for my family...looks like I will be surprising them this coming Saturday morning..so my entire family thanks you from Biloxi
these look good... but i cant help but feel cheap cuz i can recognize from these pictures that almost all this stuff was bought at save a lot.
Mr.Tim-The Scarecow; <br> <br>Yes, the items in the pictures were bought from Save-A-Lot. I have no problems buying at low cost- do you? <br> <br>Price does not equate quality, If I can buy the same ingredients for less money--Why Not?
not a problem at all. i was just saying its sad that i recognized all the save alot brands, mainly cuz i work there
Nothing better than a Beignet and tea first thing in the morning.. I have always bought the beignet mix, but glad to know I can make my own from scratch!! YAY :)
looks interesting!
That looks so good! Is this the treat they had in Disney's Princess and the Frog?

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