Beignet [ bɛɲɛ ] (Engl. Also Fritters) is internationally the generic term for any kind of fat baked goods , the fruit , meat , vegetables may contain or no filling. For example, the well-known donuts from the Café du Monde in New Orleans are known as fritters .
Beignets in France
The term “beignet” is also the generic term in France for a large variety of fried foods, but there it appears more in the form of deep-fried dumplings. There are recipes for apple fritters, mushroom fritters, potato fritters, broccoli fritters or zucchini fritters - and in France these dishes have different names such as Bugnes, Merveilles, Oreillettes, Beignets de Carnaval, Tourtisseaux , Corvechets, Ganses or Nouets.
In Corsica , beignets made with chestnut flour are called fritelli. Among the different types of beignets in France are all donut-like pastries, including the Boule de Berlin (literally "Berliner Ballen"), which correspond to the Berlin pancake .
- Beignets - Cafe Du Monde French Market Coffee Stand. In: cafedumonde.com. Retrieved December 29, 2014 .
- Hans-Jürgen Siemsen: Corsica. DuMont Reiseverlag, 2009, ISBN 9783770172627 , p. 28. Limited preview in Google book search