I got up early yesterday with research on my mind. A few days ago I was writing a scene where Gloria has fixed beignets for breakfast (the show off!)
It's been a very long time since I've tasted these New Orleans delicacies and I was floundering around for a description. So I did what Gloria did -- bought a box of beignet mix.
It's so easy, even a non-cook like Gloria can shine.
Add water. Stir.
Roll out thin, using lots of flour.
Cut into squares and fry in canola oil.
Dust with powdered sugar; serve with cafe au lait.
I would like to acknowledge my husband's work as research assistant. He selflessly put aside his yogurt and granola to aid in my quest for authenticity in my writing.
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