Pets de nonne

Pets de nonne
These small fritters are like mini doughnuts: they're simply made with choux pastry dough, then tossed in a little sugar.

[Translator's note: their amusing French name literally means "nun's farts". So, maybe we'll leave it French...].
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Last modified on: June 18th 2014

Keywords for this recipe:FrittersDoughnutsChoux pastry
For 100 fritters, you will need:

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40 min.5 min.45 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 30 min.
Pets de nonne : Photo of step #1

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Pets de nonne : Photo of step #2
Transfer the dough to a forcing bag. If you don't have one, use a plastic bag and cut off one corner.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Pets de nonne : Photo of step #3
Heat the oil 320°F (160°C).

Press on the forcing bag and squeeze out the dough to the size of a walnut, then cut this off with a knife.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Pets de nonne : Photo of step #4
When the dough falls into the hot oil it will sink to the bottom at first, then rise back up to the top.

Stage 5
Pets de nonne : Photo of step #5
Turn the pets de nonne so that they brown evenly.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Pets de nonne : Photo of step #6
Remove them from the oil with a skimmer and place on absorbant paper.

Sprinkle a little sugar on top and they're ready.
It its important to keep the oil temperature relatively low. If it is too hot, the outside browns rapidly, leaving the inside uncooked.
A few hours.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
348 Kcal or 1,457 Kj24 gr130 gr80 gr
17 %9 %12 %12 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
81 Kcal or 339 Kj6 gr30 gr19 gr
4 %2 %3 %3 %
Per fritters
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3 Kcal or 13 Kj< 1 gr1 gr1 gr
0 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 100 fritters : 1.06 €
  • Per fritters : 0.01 €

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Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Choux pastry (pâte à choux)Choux pastry (pâte à choux): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Valay-Brest, Paris-Brest, Puits d'amour, Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs, Chouquettes, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelized apple rice pudding, Cranachan, Hazelnut and orange cake, Brioche dough, Kouign-amann brioche, ... All
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