After trying the Beignets in New Orleans a couple of years ago, had to give this one a try!!! I made 1/4 of the recipe, which was 1/2 cup + 2 TBSP flour to 2 TBSP water, which didn't turn out to be a thin batter at all, was still crumbly and not all of the flour would incorporate, so I ended up doubling the amount of water, plus a little bit more to get a thinner batter as described in the directions. Then the recipe worked out as stated in the directions. The batter doesn't have any sugar, so it is more like the taste of bread, and then dusted with powdered sugar, so next time I would add some sugar to sweetened the batter for our tastes. Thanks for sharing a fun treat from N. Africa!! Made for ZWT 9.