“Some red rouge for you, my nun, my sister. ”
This morning, I decided to bake something that I could actually eat for breakfast- a religieuse. It was a delectable breakfast, too.
If you like french pastries and you enjoy baking, you should try this recipe, as it was quick and easy.
The religieuse means nun in french, and the pastries along with cream memic the sight of a nun- black and white; however, there are many different types, tastes, and trims to the religieuse. Just like the nuns, each religiesuse brings it’s own style, shape, and sass to the table.
1/4 C butter
1 1/4 C water
1 C flour sifted
Because I’m silly, I decided to put on my Amélie soundtrack, not only because it puts me in a mysterious, child-like mood, but because I’m baking french, might as well, have some french inspired musique.
First, boil the water in a large saucepan, then add butter. Keep the burner on low while you melt the butter. As you are waiting for the butter to melt, whisk the eggs, so they are ready. Then, take it off the burner, and beat in your flour until it creates a smooth ball. It quickly forms a lovely ball like your bumarumrum.
Place your mixture, that is still in the large saucepan, back on the burner. Place on medium-high, and stir with a wooden spoon. You will find that the dough on the sides of the pan will gravitate to the bumarumrum. After it has all come together, take the pan off the burner, and beat in the eggs. You will have a smooth ball ready for the oven.
Now with a piping bag or plastic bag, place the ball mixture into it. Squeeze on a baking stone. You can make any design you desire.
Bake for 10 minutes at 430F, then lower to 400F for 10-20 minutes.
Fill with your favorite cream- my favorite is almond.
1 C milk
3 egg yolks
4 T sugar
1/2 t-1 T almond extract
1 T flour
1/2 T butter
Boil milk, then add all other ingredients except butter. Stir constantly, so it doesn’t stick to the bottom. After stirring for a couple minutes, add the butter. Once it has melted, pour in to a bowl, cover, and place in refrigerator. After it’s nice and cool, make homemade whipping cream(beat whipping or heavy cream with a little sugar.) Add it to the cream mixture and beat until creamy.
Fill your little or big nuns with as much cream as you fancy. You might even add your favorite fruit. I added strawberries to some, and nutella to others.
♥the daughter of Giuseppe♥