Bignets are a pain to make at home, but worth the effort if you do not have a French bakery nearby.  A reliable recipe can be found in Bistros and Brasseries: Recipes and Reflections on Classic Cafe Cooking (The Culinary Institute of America Dining Series).  We simply run down the street to Jacques at Dream Pasteries, who makes them better that we can at home.

Bistros and Brasseries: Recipes and Reflections on Classic Cafe Cooking (The Culinary Institute of America Dining Series)