This month we get to celebrate Mardi Gras!  Do you have a favorite tradition for the day?  If you’re celebrating, and even if you’re not, try out this recipe for Beignets, straight from the heart of New Orleans that will have you wanting to toss beads on them for being so delicious!


  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for the top of your beignets!


  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the egg yolks, sugar, 1/3 cup of water, vanilla, and melted butter all together.
  3. Next, add the flour mixture to the egg yolk mix.
  4. In yet another bowl, beat the egg whites until peaks start to form, and then fold into the batter.
  5. In a pot, heat oil to a simmer.  Drop small spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil and fry until golden, this should take about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Transfer the golden batter ball onto paper towels to soak up excess grease
  7. add powdered sugar on top!

About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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