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Old 06-23-2005, 01:50 AM   #11
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...and to add to Kadesma, Cost Plus World Market has a Sopaipilla mix.
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Old 06-23-2005, 05:13 AM   #12
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Yeah - a Sopaipilla and a Bignet are really the same thing - puffy little hollow pillows. I know that when made with baking powder the two layers will seperate and poof - like pita bread. I really don't know, never tried it, but I'm guessing the yeast recipe would have a different internal texture.

It's sometimes called French Market coffee, sometimes Cafe du Monde coffee, it's coffee and chickory .... and there is another brand name that I can't remember right now. To borrow from Cafe Du Monde's website, "The Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chicory is traditionally served Au Lait, mixed half and half with hot milk." While it is called Cafe au Lait - that's really not how they mix it at Cafe du Monde! If you watch them pour it, it "appears" that they are mixing half coffee and half hot milk - but the diameter on the spout of the milk pot is larger than the coffee pot ... it's really 2/3 milk and only 1/3 coffee.

Just a little trivia for those who have been there and bought a can and never could make it taste the same ....
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:52 PM   #13
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Yeah - a Sopaipilla and a Bignet are really the same thing - puffy little hollow pillows. I know that when made with baking powder the two layers will seperate and poof - like pita bread. I really don't know, never tried it, but I'm guessing the yeast recipe would have a different internal texture.

It's sometimes called French Market coffee, sometimes Cafe du Monde coffee, it's coffee and chickory .... and there is another brand name that I can't remember right now. To borrow from Cafe Du Monde's website, "The Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chicory is traditionally served Au Lait, mixed half and half with hot milk." While it is called Cafe au Lait - that's really not how they mix it at Cafe du Monde! If you watch them pour it, it "appears" that they are mixing half coffee and half hot milk - but the diameter on the spout of the milk pot is larger than the coffee pot ... it's really 2/3 milk and only 1/3 coffee.

Just a little trivia for those who have been there and bought a can and never could make it taste the same ....
I'm planning to try some of the coffee and chicory in the morning..Thanks for the trivia..I'm hoping it's strong and bitter and I can add some frothed warm milk to it. Of course I'll probably pay the price and not sleep for a week
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Old 07-27-2005, 03:02 PM   #14
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If you stretch the cut pieces by hand just a little bit they will really puff up when you fry them.
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Sopapilla are common to Mexican restaurants in the Southwestern U.S. They show up in almost every Mexican restaurant in New Mexico and Arizona, but I have never seen them on the menu in either California or Texas, so it is obviously a regional Mexican delicacy.

There are many differences between the Cajun beignet and the Mexican sopapilla, the most obvious of which is that the sopapilla contain yeast and/or baking powder, while the beignet uses eggs as the leavening agent.

Typical Beignet Recipe
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1 cup water
1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cottonseed or vegetable oil for frying*
Powdered sugar

Typical Sopapilla Recipe
6 c. flour
1 1/2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. warm water


You will also notice that most sopapilla recipes have little or no sugar in the batter
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:24 PM   #16
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Caine, I'm a CA native, and I've had them at different places!

For anyone in the Southern CA area, there's a little hole in the wall that's worth mentioning: Anita's in Fullerton on Harbor Blvd. Great southwestern stuff, including sopaipillas with honey.
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