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How to Win Valentine's Day with Beignets

Elena North-Kelly

February 13, 2017


Looking for a new dessert to make for your Valentine this year? Trust us, we love a warm chocolate cake as much as the next guy, but if you're looking to mix it up and veer into the unexpected, we've got the solution: Anita Lo's addictive pecan–salted butterscotch beignets. A dressed-up version of the New Orleans classic, the Beard Award–nominated chef's rendition features a rich, pecan-laced batter that's deep-fried to perfection and then piped with a homemade butterscotch sauce that melts in your mouth. Complex, sweet, and a little bit salty (just like love?), it's the perfect special-occasion treat. Get the recipe.

For a step-by-step recipe demo, watch Anita Lo whip a batch. Looking for more at-home Valentine's Day menu ideas? Try one of these.


Elena North-Kelly is managing editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.