COOKING – Try these delicious nun’s puffs

Nun’s puffs (sometimes also called nun’s farts) are a dessert pastry originally from France.


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • oil for deep frying
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

How to make it

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter in the water. Add salt and flour, and stir until a sticky batter is formed. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until the batter is smooth.

Heat the oil to 375F. Fry mounded teaspoons of dough, several at a time, for about 6 minutes. They are done when they are light, golden brown on each side.

Drain them for a few minutes on a clean kitchen towel and serve warm, dusted with the confectioners’ sugar. This pets de nonne recipe makes 28 to 32 fritters.