Desserts/ Sweet Snacks

The Nonnette cakes

Literally the “little nuns”, those nonnette cakes are a kind of gingerbread cake with marmelade or jam.

A delight with a nice cup of tea or coffee if you see what I mean …

The recipe, Chef !

The Nonnette cakes

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Serves: 12 pces Difficulty: Easy Price: $
Prep Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 40 g butter at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 50 g milk
  • 3 star anise
  • 120 g apricot jam
  • 120 g honey
  • 8 g brown sugar (1/2 tablespoon)
  • 25 g all purpose flour
  • 75 g rye flour
  • ¼ teaspoon gingerbread mix
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 g baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam

Instructions

1

Boil the milk in a saucepan, remove from the heat and add the star anise.

2

Set aside for 10 minutes.

3

Preheat your oven to 170 C / 340 F degrees.

4

Heat the honey 30 seconds in the microwave.

5

Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, yeast, cinnamon, gingerbread mix, 120 g apricot jam and honey.

6

Then add the butter and salt and mix well.

7

Add the egg and then the milk (remove the star anise). Mix until you get an homogenous mixture.

8

Using the pastry bag (without the nozzle), fill the individual cups in your buttered muffin tray.

9

Pour the two tablespoons of apricot jam in the pastry bag with a small nozzle. Pipe some jam into the middle of each nonnette.

10

Cook for around 25 minutes.

11

Let them cool on a grid.

12

Once cooled down, you can spread hot apricot jam on your nonnettes to get a nice glaze.

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