When a sun rises in New Orleans, so do a beignets. Traditionally served for breakfast in a Crescent City, these signature pastries have been most like NOLA itself: a touch indulgent, nonetheless totally irresistible.Beignet is French for fritter, though here in a United States these ethereal pillows of boiled dough have been well known as a official doughnut of Louisiana. The pastry arrived from France by way of Canada back in a 18th century. Thats when French colonists were forced to leave Canadas eastern seashore (then well known as Acadia) in a years following Britains defeat of a region. They brought with them a recipe for this simple pastry which has given become synonymous with Louisiana as well as New Orleans in particular.Such has a demand for beignets grown through a decades which theyve made their way onto many a NOLA menu, with tourists as well as locals comparison flocking to places such as Caf Du Monde as well as a Morning Call Coffee Stand, which have been churning out a sugar-topped treats in a Crescent City given a 1800s.The most appropriate traditional beignets have been freshly hand-rolled, cut as well as boiled to doughy perfection. They have been then dusted with powdered sugar as well as served hot, said Gordon Stevens, who is partial owner of Caf Beignet, where fans like Alton Brown stop in to get their fix of a citys signature sweet dish. A popular pairing for a pastry is a crater of a admirably sour as well as full-bodied chicory coffee, an additional NOLA staple served at many spots which offer a delicate, fried-dough squares.For those who wish a sweet bite of beignet though cant locate a ride to a Crescent City, check out Food Networks art studio of top spots outside of Louisiana turning out classic takes upon a deep-fried delight.