Pre-Order for November, 2013 Delivery
Orange Nonnettes - Dijon, France
Orange Little Cakes
Nonnettes are similar to Pain d'épices in that they are a "spice-bread" that has honey as a key ingredient. These "Nonnettes" are from Les Ruchers de Bourgogne, the beekeepers whom make some of the finest honeys we have ever had!
Like a small round cake, slightly larger than a mouthful, with a center of jam. It is not the jam that is the "feature", it is in fact the bread itself. It is hard to explain how these cakes tatse. The outside smells like a gingerbread and when you make the first bite the honey sugar on the outside crinkles in your mouth.
Then the outside blends with the soft and chewy "cake". It has a drier feel than you might expect. More like a super soft ginger bread cookie. The jam in the center is a little pocket of topping in reverse, as if you had dolloped the bread yourself.
The spices and the honey in the "bread" is a combination that is both subtle and tasty. Perhaps not for everyone, every element of this delicious cake is top notch! I love this cake and it's bigger brother Pain d'éspices. I could eat all 6 in one sitting! Will easily fit in a stocking, but be careful not to squish it!
Want to impress your home Francophile who cooks only French? They will love you for this ….
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