These are not exactly the same as the traditional beignets made at Cafe DuMond in New Orleans. When all is said and done that doesn't really matter too much as they are delicious in themselves, no matter what they are. I think of them more as drops of French donuts that are very simple and easy to make. This is the recipe I had tried about 25 years ago and had lost the recipe, but I found it again recently at the Pillsbury website and was really happy about that. The dipping sauce is definitely not traditional, but an added touch of my own that I think really makes these shine. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.