Pets-de-nonne with walnuts and wisteria flowers –

Pets-de-nonne with walnuts and wisteria flowers

Pets-de-nonne are donuts made from choux dough. They are found mainly during carnivals and are traditionally eaten in eastern France. Here is a version that smells like summer, as we offer donuts with wisteria flowers and walnuts. This tree with fragrant and abundant flowers is known for its very impressive flower cascades. Here’s a recipe for pets-de-nonne with walnuts and wisteria flowers, a very original dessert.

What I need:

For 8 people

  • 250 g of wholemeal flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 4 beautiful wisteria bunches
  • 100g butter
  • 30 cl milk
  • 2 tablespoons grape marc
  • 150 g of shelled and crushed walnuts
  • 1 liter of oil for frying
  • 75 g of sugar
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
Nun's pets
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Steps for making pets-de-Nonne from walnuts and wisteria flowers:

1) Heat the milk in a saucepan and then add the sugar, salt and diced butter. Bring everything to a boil.

2) Remove the pan from the heat and add the flour while stirring vigorously. The dough should come off the edges of the pan.

3) Allow the dough to cool and add the yeast. Stir.

4) Add the eggs one by one, beating the dough. Add walnuts, wisteria flowers and grape marc.

5) Use a teaspoon to shape the balls into small balls and let them fry in very hot oil.

6) When the balls turn around, they bounce a little. Now it’s time to take them off.

7) Place the pets-de-nun on absorbent paper and sprinkle with icing sugar (or icing sugar).

Enjoy your lunch!

Small +: Wisteria flowers can be replaced with acacia flowers.