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Fritters at the Café du Monde in New Orleans

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 .

In German-speaking countries, the term beignets mostly refers to fruit donuts, in which various pieces of fruit are pulled through a fire mixture or yeast dough and deep-fried .

Beignets in France

Potato fritters in the Haute-Savoie

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 .

Individual evidence

  1. Beignets - Cafe Du Monde French Market Coffee Stand. In: Retrieved December 29, 2014 .
  2. ^ Hans-Jürgen Siemsen: Corsica. DuMont Reiseverlag, 2009, ISBN 9783770172627 , p. 28. Limited preview in Google book search

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