A New Orleans Tradition

 Beignets are the state doughnut of Louisiana.

Pronounced, “ben-yay”, New  Orleans locals often call them “French Doughnuts”. 
Beignets were brought to Louisiana in the 1800’s by the French Acadians from Nova Scotia. 
The  traditional New Orleans beignet is a  square piece of dough, deep fried till  puffy, served hot and covered in
powder sugar. 

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