This is one of the oldest French dessert recipes. Make sure you use good chocolate (like Lindt, Frey) above 70% and real butter. Amazing. Also, you can keep the batter in the fridge for 5 days for an immediate gourmet treat any day of the week.
The taste of smooth milk chocolate melting in the mouth... licking the remaining off the sticky fingers - brings back memories of childhood. The allure of chocolate holds millions in its sway, adults and children alike. Thick smooth slabs of dark chocolate, crunchy nut chocolate, gourmet chocolate truffles, and yummy caramel fillings, chocolate - the range is wide. If you are a chocolate gourmet, read on and find out interesting trivia about Belgian chocolates and Swiss chocolates and the goodness of dark chocolate.
Beignets were most often enjoyed with cafe au lait. In New Orleans, cafe au lait is strong dark roast coffee and chicory, served with equal part hot milk. In the early history of Louisiana, chicory was added to coffee to stretch dwindling supplies. It was found that, in addition to stretching supplies, the chicory also created a smoother, richer brew. The addition of hot milk to strong coffee and chicory created one of the oldest and greatest coffee traditions in the world.