Louisiana is often known for its fantastic seafood, but what about its amazing desserts? Only In Your State lists 10 of the amazing, unique, desserts that you can find in this beautiful southern state known as Louisiana. We are here to share our top 7 from that list.
Bananas Foster Dessert
This dessert was invented by a man named Paul Blange at a restaurant that was opened in 1948 called Brennan’s. This became a very popular dessert due to the large import of bananas in New Orleans. And who doesn’t enjoy ice cream?! This dessert is perfect year round.
No, snow-cones and sno-balls are NOT the same thing. Snow-cones are often made from crushed/shaved ice that is more grainy and crunchy. Sno-balls have a fluffy like texture because of how finely the ice is crushed up. Sno-balls are often topped with different toppings and they can even be filled with cream.
Calas Fried Rice Fritters for Dessert
Calas Fried Rice Fritters are often compared to dumplings. They are made up of yeast, rice, sugar, flour and eggs, this is then fried and that’s how the fritters come to life. The best part about this dessert is not only its taste, but also the history behind it. Creole street vendors, who were often women, would sell the Calas Fried Rice Fritters early in the morning in the French Quarter.
Due to the popularity of the beignet, Calas became a less popular dessert. Often being made in home by using leftover rice. Thankfully due to the work of food preservationists the Calas Fried Rice Fritters have been making a comeback.
Beignets for Dessert
Speaking of beignets, this famous New Orleans treat brings visitors from all around the world. Beignets are made from different varieties of dough and are best served hot. They are deep fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar. It can get pretty messy, so you might want to stay away from dark clothes while eating them. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding your favorite fruits on top. Typically they are enjoyed as a meal for breakfast paired perfectly with a nice cup of chicory coffee or even some hot chocolate, but also recommend giving them a go after as a dessert too.
The Louisiana style KIng Cake is most commonly known to be popular around the time of Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday”. The New Orleans style is often made of a mixture of coffee cake and cinnamon rolls. These cakes are then iced and sprinkled with Mardi Gras colors: green, purple, and gold.
Remember, if you get the slice with the baby, you have to buy the next cake.
Pecans are often found in southern states, meaning Pecan PIe is a perfect recipe. This recipe calls for a filling of butter, sugar, and eggs. Including white or brown sugar. These pies are often associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas too.
This cake is layered with cake and dessert pudding. This dessert originated in a New Orleans bakery in 1933. Beulah Levy Ledner developed the idea based off of the Hungarian/Austrian Dobos Cake. These cakes are often filled with half chocolate pudding and half lemon pudding. This dessert is the perfect option for those who need more than one flavor.
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