Nonnettes et flocons de neige, fluffy December sweets


Double dessert, but so light that they could fly…

Plain nonnettes, the soft ginger bread. (recipe here).
These are not filled, only glazed in a syrup of kurozato black sugar.

Mini Flockensahne tortes, topped with sesame seed streusel. It’s light low-fat plant based cream and vanilla for the whip.

Coucou Saint-Nicolas ! Nonnettes aux kakis

It’s Saint-Nicolas today, in the tradition of North Europe. So let’s make those nonnettes (ginger-bread small cakes).
For a quick nonnette recipe click here.
This year’s is made over 2 days, but it takes only 5-10 minutes of your time.

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It’s my belated participation:

Holiday season is the time for sharing and Peta of Peta Eats is sharing a dozen cookies, some classics and some of her own, from all over the world with us.

The filling is made of kaki (persimmons).

Passed in the blender (after taking away seeds), they become that paste. I’ve added dry mikan orange peel too, but no sugar.

Sugar is added to the batter. It’s Okinawan black cane sugar. It already has a spicy taste.

Simple batter :
-kurozato black sugar, lukewarm water, yeast, let 10 minutes
-add bread flour, salt, more lukewarm water with diluted sugar to get a very soft dough, stir with chopstick.
-let raise 1 hour at 28 degrees (oven dough program), then overnight in the fridge (or the kitchen, it’s the same here)
-stir a little, flavor with cinnamon

In muffin molds, the dough stuffed with kaki.

After they raised, I baked at 180 degrees C. Well, I could I filled them less.

The other side. I’ve cut the excess to get the cylindric shape of nonnettes. And painted with water + kurozato sugar.

They are not too sweet and very soft inside.

Gourmande November round up

Sweet potato (satsuma imo), potato and persimmon (kaki) season is back.

That’s the album about most of my November meals : November eats. And for vegan menus here.

These are the main topics and visitors’ current obsessions :

Tian casserole with potatoes
Satsuma imo soufflées
Kakicannelle persimmon

Classic revival :
kneppes (Lorraine’s pasta)
roasted chicken
French fries
tarte orangette
simple tarte au chocolat (silky chocolate pie)

Nordic wave :

Mousse de saumon et pain polaire

Swedish bean balls

Plus :
polar bread shrimp wrap
crispbread
mini buckwheat blinis salmon bites

American mood :

Natural yummy banana pudding

raw pumpkin pie

creamy pumpkin pie
Obama pizza
Chicago pizza

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On the road to Christmas :
nutty truffles

Saint-Nicolas, Kurisumasu, Christmas, Noël on Pinterest

sesame Japanese Xmas

Christmas desserts

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Kabocha forever

Steamed rice pudding and burnt kabocha.

Kabocha pumpkin on pinterest

kabocha and hijiki

kabocha mousse

The quick baker’s compil’

SAVORY

Grits’in corn bread

Fava beans and pesto cakes
Pounti (herb and prune peasant cake)
Express sesame buns
Cake salé au fromage et aux piments jalapeños

SWEET


Mikan orange cake

Quatre-Quarts, the simple butter cake
Saint-Nicolas Nonnettes (mikan stuffed ginger bread muffins)
Banana breads with nuts
Gâteau au pamplemousse – Grapefruit cake
“Hattaiko flour” cake
Millas (raisin corn bread)
Softy apple banana muffins (not on the photo)

And (click here) many variations of ok’cakes (soy fiber okara cakes).

Let’s finish with the lemony buckwheat soda bread (special post here).

Saint-Nicolas patron des pains d’épices

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Bonne Saint-Nicolas ! Happy Santa-Claus Day !
If you have been nice all along the past year, Saint-Nicolas will bring you sweets on December 6th. If you don’t receive anything, that means you’ve not been a good kid this year. Sorry for you. You can still try to bake something :

It’s a teaser… and a recipe in French
Petits pains d’épices de St Nicolas
Read more.

Gouter de Saint-Nicolas chez Gourmande, nonnette et darjeeling massala

Nonnette a la mandarine, thé aux épices.read more

Aojiru for Saint-Nicolas. Like drinking green pain d’epices.

Saint-Nicolas’s day is approaching. I have restocked in :


Anise seeds. Guess why ? Also, I’m eating rich food these days and I start seeing that on my face. So it’s nice to add a few raw dishes to restore the balance. The aojiru (green smoothie) is ideal for that. I got the idea of adding anise to it. That’s really yummy ! That’s like drinking gingerbread.

The leaves are mizuna. All that in the blender, with a little water. Va va boom…

And I couldn’t resist to eat this. And also to take a few photos. I didn’t make them. They are a present from the students of the bakery school. C’est une tuerie. So delicious that you’d kill to eat some :

Pates de fruits a la framboise et a la pomme verte. (raspberry and green apple jelly sweets)

Merci ! Arigatou !

Cal 247.1 F5.2g C50.5g P4.6g