Happy Fat Tuesday 2013!


Just finished making some beignets in honor of Mardi Gras also known as Fat Tuesday! Serve with espresso chocolate sauce and a cup of coffee or café au lait.

For a spectacular beignet recipe, check out this Serious Eats video recipe:

Espresso Chocolate Sauce recipe:  In a small saucepan, heat 1/4 cup cream (I used low fat milk cause that’s all we had), 1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee (chicory coffee would be perfect), and 1/8 cup evaporate cane juice (or granulated sugar). Whisk and bring to a boil. Place 4 oz. good quality chopped semisweet chocolate or chips in a heat safe bowl. Pour the milk-coffee mixture on top of the chocolate and mix until smooth. Serve with the beignets or some fruit too!

My dad is also making some Filipino Fried Chicken, which is my grandmother Inang’s (my Mom’s mother) recipe, can’t wait!

What are you up to today?

To all my readers,

Happy Fat Tuesday!


Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

(“Let the good times roll!”)


Now I gotta go exercise after eating a couple of beignets!

Also, I can’t forget…

Happy Darwin Day and Happy President Lincoln day too!

20 thoughts on “Happy Fat Tuesday 2013!

  1. Do you know Chef Philip (from the video)? I’ve been to meetings at his event center–adorable and fun guy. Loved seeing him teach beignet lessons:-) Yours turned out mighty fine! Yum yum yum.

      • lol–didn’t mean to imply he taught ME beignet lessons. I’ve seen him do cooking demos, but forgetting exactly what for–not beignets, though. What I did mean was that it was fun to read your post and see your chosen video. Well done per usual:-)

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