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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

For 100 fritters, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
40 min.5 min.45 min.
Keeping:
A few hours.
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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.

Remarks

It its important to keep the oil temperature relatively low. If it is too hot, the outside browns rapidly, leaving the inside uncooked.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Choux pastry (pâte à choux): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gougères, Saint Honoré cake, Puits d'amour, Paris-Brest, Valay-Brest, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate sauce, Cranachan, Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", Nonettes, Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, ... All

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