One of my favorite parts of going to New Orleans is going to Cafe’ Du Monde to get beignets and cafe’ au lait. So delicious! You can buy the mixes and stuff, but it’s normally something I rather enjoy there.
While my niece and nephew were visiting, I thought I’d treat them to a breakfast they don’t get every day. I had leftover dough from my sopapillas in the freezer, and while the dough isn’t as sweet as that of a beignet, it’s pretty close in all other aspects.
The outcome was delicious! If you happen to have some leftover dough hanging around, give it a whirl!
Sopapilla Dough (1/2 recipe that was frozen), defrosted
oil for frying
powdered sugar for topping
Roll out dough onto a floured surface until it’s about 1/8″ – 1/4″ thick then cut into rectangles. Warm oil to 375 degrees and fry each rectangle until golden. Drain on paper towels and top with powdered sugar. Goes great with coffee 🙂