Sunday, October 14, 2012

State-by-State Baking :: Louisiana Beignets

For the state of Louisiana, the 18th State, the girls read P is for Pelican: A Louisiana Alphabet  before completing their Notebook Pages.

Louisiana Notebooking Pages
by Twinkle Toes (L) and Chiquita (R)

As soon as the girls read the book they knew that they wanted to make Beignets!  Right away I emailed a friend from Louisiana and asked for her favorite recipe.  (Thank you Aimee!)  The recipe she shared was so easy!  We didn't get around to actually making them until this past week, but, oh boy, did they turn out yummy!

"B is Beignet,
Sugarcoated doughnuts
served piping hot and sweet.
Children love to eat Beignets,
What a yummy treat!"

Louisiana Beignets


Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls
Oil for Frying
Powdered Sugar


Thaw dinner rolls according to directions. When they've risen to the size of dinner rolls, heat up canola or vegetable oil in a frying pan. Using kitchen scissors, cut each roll in half and then poke a hole in the center for even frying. Fry until golden brown on each side and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar.

Resources we used for this State Study:

P is for Pelican Teacher's Guide (pdf)
Other Posts of Interest: 

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