Café du Monde is the most popular place in New Orleans to get Beignets, café au lait, and chicory coffee.
1 cup lukewarm water
1/3 cup powdered milk
2 tablespoons shortening
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon dry yeast
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
vegetable oil, for deep frying
Mix the water, milk, shortening, sugar, and dry yeast; mix in the egg. Using a dough hook, add the flour and salt until the mixture is a very soft dough.
Let rise until doubled in bulk. Punch down and knead gently on floured board. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into 2-inch squares with a pizza cutter. Cover and let rise again 30-45 minutes.
Drop squares into hot oil, turning once when golden brown on bottom side. Drain on paper towels and dust with sifted powdered sugar. Serve warm.