First of all, we here in Louisiana have our own version of the donut. It's called a beignet, and it is a beloved part of our culture and cuisine. It is a sweet treat made famous at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, and for almost a hundred years  tourists and locals alike have spilled powdered sugar all over their clothes for the divine puffy pastry.

Today is National Donut Day, so I thought I would pass along some of my favorite flavors here in Louisiana, or ones that I would definitely like to see put on a menu somewhere.

  • Creme Brulee
  • King Cake
  • Praline
  • Praline and Bacon
  • Sno Ball
  • King Cake
  • Doberge Cake
  • Bread Pudding
  • Gateau de Syrop
  • Pecan Pie
  • Bananas Foster
  • Beignet w/ powdered sugar
  • Steen's Syrup
  • Chocolate with Tabasco
  • Boudin stuffed - for the savory lovers
  • Cracklin' Crumbs sprinkled on a hot glazed sounds divine!