Nonnettes box of 6 (choice of flavors)
Metal box of 6 – “Mulot Petitjean established 1796”
Nonnettes are little gingerbreads, sweetened with honey, with a marmalade filling and a coating made of sugar, egg white and lemon juice.
Our first notice of the nonnettes dates back to the middle ages, when they were traditionally made in women’s convents. The nuns, who used to bake this sweet specialty, also gave it its colorful name, which means “young nun”. This iced gingerbread was often sold to stagecoach travelers. It often also was a traditional offering on Saint Nicholas’s Day.
The secret of the authentic nonnette lies in its light, finely flavored gingerbread dough, combining several flours, including rye which brings to it a depth of taste that accords beautifully with the flavor of honey. The nonnette encloses a soft heart of orange, apricot, blackcurrant or raspberry marmalade, giving out an explosion of fruity delight at the end.
Especially in a cold weather, as an accompaniment to an afternoon tea among friends… Nothing matches the delight of a nonnette!