Hearses and Beignets

Here we are, it’s finally truly autumn! And this afternoon I finished up my first ever apron, which I made out of this fantastic hearse fabric I found at Fabric Depot.  And this evening I donned it while making pumpkin beignets! Yes, pumpkin beignets!

I found the recipe from the Disney Parks Blog, who posted that these little darlings are being served up at Disneyland’s exclusive Club 33.  Thank goodness Disney decided to share the goodness with the rest of the world, since we all know not just anyone is allowed in there.

As for their taste, I think they were lacking some in the flavor department.  I didn’t get a whole lot of pumpkin flavor when biting into them, however the maple glaze was quite good, and certainly added to their autumn-y taste.  All in all, they weren’t bad, but they weren’t stellar, so I think from now on, I’ll be sticking to traditional beignets.  And since the recipe makes so many, I think I’ll be sharing them with some of my friends at Antique Alley tomorrow.  If you have never made beignets before, and you are a little overwhelmed by how many your dough produces, you don’t have to cook them all at once.  If they dough is placed in a greased bowl with plastic wrap on top and put in the fridge, it will keep for a few days, allowing you to enjoy fresh beignets for a few days.

Happy Autumn, Everyone!

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