Beignets with Maple Glaze

It’s Day 2 of Beignet Week… today we top with a beautiful maple glaze.

For the original post, click here: Beignets

Here’s where I started…

I took a 1/2 cup powdered sugar and slowly added about 1/2 teaspoon milk and whisked.

Then I added about 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup… and whisked…

And a very small amount of pure vanilla extract… and whisked…

Then I tasted it and it needed more… so I added more syrup…

And more vanilla extract… but I also added a little bit of regular pancake syrup (not pictured here and I’m pretty sure it’s currently unrated by the Maple Syrup Institute)… but that was the extra kick it needed.

(Confession: next time I might just use the unrated pancake syrup instead of the pure maple syrup from Canada. Don’t take offense Canada… it’s not personal. I think it’s just a little more of that typical maple I was looking for here…)

Plate your freshly fried beignet and drizzle some of this light and easy glaze over the top of it.

This is not a place for maple frosting, like you’d find at the corner donut shop (although you would find my hero-of-a-hubby and I fighting over the last maple bar if that’s what it came to).

For this light and fluffy beignet you want a light glaze. It’s just perfect…

Did I say it was perfect?

And speaking of my hero-of-a-hubby, I guess I should set it aside and save some for him. Hmph…

enjoy your time in the kitchen…


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