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Small-Town Inspiration: Savannah

  • Jul 13, 2015

Ah, Savannah. Georgia’s oldest city is at once charming and chic, quaint and vibrant. And the decadent dining scene is to die for. This blog serves as a continuation of our big-city inspiration series, but focuses on slightly smaller locales.

Native Savannahians and frequent visitors to this coastal city recognize that a stroll along River Street is a must, as it evokes the allure of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Another must—and a fitting accompaniment for said stroll—is a hot powdered sugar beignet. These fried fritters evoke thoughts of the French pastries that were once brought to New Orleans by French colonists and that remain ever popular in that city. They are, after all, the official state doughnut of Louisiana.

But back to Savannah. Huey’s On the River serves authentic New Orleans’ cuisine, including fresh-from-the-oven beignets with a thick dusting of powdered sugar. They are typically order in trios, or even by the dozen, and they’re to die for any time of day.

But you don’t have to travel to Savannah to enjoy beignets; you can make them in your own kitchen. If you’re feeling inspired, you can try and replicate the airy crispness of classic beignets, made with yeast dough. But beignet muffins and beignet muffin doughnuts are both made easily and mess-free in our bakeware and are just as delicious. Fill them with fruit, dunk them in coffee, bake them in groups of three or 12—it’s up to you. But whatever you do, don’t forget the powdered sugar!

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