The Puff of a Nun from Chamonix

Le Pet de Nonne de Chamonix

Preparation info

  • About

    2 Dozen

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in

The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth

By Roy Andries De Groot

Published 1973

  • About

This irreverent name for a light-as-air, very restrained little deep-fried fritter has been shocking diners for almost 300 years. Some pastry chefs have tried to change it to “The Sigh of a Nun,” but the old classic name has stuck and is printed officially in all the major high cuisine reference cookbooks. It is a simple small pastry ball, as fluffy as a little puff of wind. Indeed, even a sigh might blow it off your plate! (See discussion and