Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Time To Make the Beignets

Do you remember the Dunkin Donuts "Time to Make the Donuts" commercials from the 1980s? Here is an example in case you have forgotten. Well the other day, Scribbles was having food day for French Class. French food is never easy for some reason. (I submit the eclair making into evidence your honor.) Anyway, this time, Scribbles had to make Beignets. You might be asking, "Exactly what is a Beignet"? You wouldn't be alone in asking this, because this is exactly what Jake asked when Scribbles announced that she need about 8 dozen of them by the next day. A Beignet is french for a fried donut. To be more precise, a Beignet refers to a pastry made from deep-fried dough and sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. It just so happens that Jake is a pretty fair hand when it comes to fried food. Pretty much if you can fry it, he's likely to have tried it. Jake took one look at the complicated french recipe and said, "Not No But Heck No!" If they want fried donuts, we are going to make them the way God intended. Take your can of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits. Roll the dough into balls. Pop them in the deep fryer for a minute or so. Roll in sugar and voila (That's French), you got yourself some mighty fine fried donuts (or should I say Beignets).

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