If you love anything fried, doughy or covered in sugar then listen up.
Beignets are a square-shaped New Orleans-style doughnut, and they are making some serious rounds in Sydney thanks to a brand new Instagram dessert delivery concept called Babycheeks Beignets. Spoiler alert, if you’ve never had this style of doughnut before, you’re in for unholy enlightenment of the best kind.
Started by cousins Bec Deasy and Joshua Dinata, Babycheeks Beignets is all about paying homage to the one place that really put these square goodies on the map— New Orleans' Cafe du Monde. While beignets have French origins, the deep-fried golden pastry really popped onto the rest of the world’s sweet radar all thanks to this legendary 24-hour restaurant located in NOLA’s French Quarter.
Unlike regular doughnuts, Babycheek Beignets’ sweet creations are super light and fluffy, airy inside, and smothered in all the powdered sugar without fillings.
“The texture is chewier than other doughnuts yet still crispy on the outside,” explains Deasy. “We always had a deep appreciation for the simple doughnut and with so many exciting and adventurous flavours already on offer in Sydney, we saw a hole in the market—pun intended—and thought we'd try to fill it by going back to good fried dough and a whole lot of powdered sugar. Our crux is appreciating simplicity but we are not against playing around with flavours in the future!”
Currently, every beignet is homemade, packed and delivered by the duo. Orders can be requested through Babycheek’s Instagram account.
“At the moment, we have just one flavour in boxes of 20 pieces, 30 pieces, or 50 pieces,” says Deacy. “They come with a copious amount of powdered sugar in the box to eat as little or as much of it with the beignet as to your liking! Larger quantities available to quote.”
Pending your order, you’ll spend between $25 and $50 a box with the 50 piece beignet bringing more bang for your buck at $1 a pop. If you live within a 30km radius of Sydney's CBD, you'll just incur a $5 delivery fee and those that live outside of this radius can message Babycheek's Beignet directly for additional delivery enquiries.
There are batch order cut off dates so make sure you keep an eye out on Babycheek’s Beignet’s Instagram account for those too.
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Image credit: Babycheeks Beignets