I am still gleaning from Isa's book..when I spotted Nonnettes..and her cute pic..I thought I have to try these..Nonnette..Nana:)
I was.. intriguée:)
I was not familiar with these..they are a French delicacy..and go way back..
so I set myself up to make them..and ..
..I went downstairs to the preserve /beer/yogurt/cheese /chocolate milk fridge..and I was out of marmalade..
so I made some..takes minutes for a small 1 orange batch..:)
Juice the orange..leave pits out..this is my take..I made it up..as I went along..
then try and remove some of the pith..sharp scalpel:)..and process the peel and pulp in a processor..
Combine the juice..peel..pulp and sugar..ok and I added a squeeze of lemon..and orange juice:)
So ap 32 ml of Orange juice,170 grams sugar..the peel..etc..
Bring to a boil.. cook until it looks good..this small amount..JELLS..far quicker than a larger batch of jams..plus it's citrus..
So..then I had everything I needed..even the bees:)
Cute as buttons..I made half..
..again..yes you can use half an egg:)
Simply crack an egg in a measuring vessel and whisk..use half the amount..
I made very little icing..a minuscule amount..to simply top off..as they are perfectly sweet..as is..
and then the bees:)
Some fill w/ marmalade..others incorporate it..
Some call them Nonnettes de Dijon.
See the small brown muffin liners..recently..in Little Italy..at Dante..they had these mini parchments..why did I not pick up MANY...I bought 10..very silly me.They work "superwell" and are "supercute"~
Here..in Little Italy..
Milano is still closed..and we stayed for a very short time..
every time I see the owner of Dante..I am like a broken record and remind her of a funny episode from maybe 18-20 years ago..
Jacques said:"She doesn't remember..too many clients etc..":)
He is probably right but I liked that moment and yes like a broken record I bring it up..
so..the story goes..
I bought a gift for a friend..a set of 4 plates..and they rang up the decimal at the wrong place..I guess I could have said:"start the car"..but I said..:"I think you should check my bill.."
And they did and they thanked me..
The reason I think I bring this up..is that I also needed to use the ladies room..and there was none in sight..
she handed me the key to their washroom downstairs and I was so grateful:)
Why I bring this up I have no idea:)
I think I like remembering moments that make me feel good.
The light is changing day by day now and the perennials are waning..some baskets too..
thank goodnes for annuals..that do keep well through summer and heat~
It takes all summer for Cobea Scandens to bloom here..still.. I think it's worth it..like Morning Glories..they are annuals..but striking and fun to photo.
That pathway..is maybe 1/4th of our pws..there is that one..from driveway to garage to decks..
the same length..to the mini pond and around it..and then to the potting shed..then..the front of our home.. every few years..I have to chop away at the QUACK grass..creeping Charlie etc..overgrown grass that covers the stones we laid 17 yrs ago..they become hidden..
our son-in law Frédérick had helped us lay each and every stone..we had a patio made with them also..but I found it could stay damp after a heavy rain..2 years ago our other son-in-law Alain built this one with Jacques.
I have been procrastinating ..but attacked at least that part..it's like ripping the strongest turf ..like burlap out..this took me 5 days..granted only a couple of hours or hour a day..but still.
Stinkin' hot out.
I just cannot wait until the boys are ok w/ x`acto knives and scissors and knives..aka my arsenal for tuff turf;)
I will pay them:) Happily.
La Recette..for Nonnettes
Courtesy of the book Miel
Author: Isabelle Lambert
This recipe is for 32 Nonnettes..I halved it.
You use a mini muffin tin..well prepped/oiled..
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
5 tbsps water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
1 2/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 egg room temp
3 tbsps sunflower oil..I used canola.
1 cup orange marmalade.
For the icing..
1 2/3 cup of icing sugar
4 tbsps orange juice.
In a casserole..on the stove heat sugar ,honey and water until the sugar is dissolved.
In a large bowl mix the flour ,baking powder salt and nutmeg.Incorporate wet ings.
Then add the egg,oil and marmalade until you have a homogenous mixture.
Fill your prepped mini muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes..wait 5 minutes before removing from pan..and then cool on a rack.
In a small bowl combine icing sugar and orange juice...then glaze the Nonnettes:)
The next day they are just as good if not better..more orangey:)
I had put them sous cloche.
Elles sont vraiment délicieuses Isa..et vraiment..si petites que l'on peut en manger une sans avoir un besoin de confession:)
The light changed in a breath..Wednesday..Tuesday we had heavy rain and lots of it..but Wednesday morning I went out to check on things..what had grown..what looked perkier etc..and I felt a change..not a slight change.. but the beginning of the end.
The sun is so much lower.
I loved this story this week..this IS a feel good story;)
My trials this week..
It's not so easy painting teacups!