‘Pet De Soeurs’ or Nun’s Pastries

‘Pet De Soeurs’ or Nun’s Pastries


“pet-de-soeurs” the leftover crust butter and brown sugar sweets which would never make it to the table before I gobbled them up. recipe from

3 cups flour

 1 cup lard

 1/2 teaspoon salt

 1 large egg, beaten

 5 tablespoons cold water

 1 teaspoon vinegar

 Butter, enough to spread over dough

 1 1/2 cups brown sugar

 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Step 1

Cut together flour, lard and salt until it resembles small peas.

Step 2

Combine the egg, water and vinegar and gradually add to flour mixture.

Step 3

Stir just until moistened and a soft dough forms.

Step 4

Wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 5

Roll out dough into 2 squares.

Step 6

Spread butter all over dough.

Step 7

Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over butter and spread out evenly.

Step 8

Roll dough into logs and cut into 1/2 inch thick pinwheels.

Step 9

Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets.

Step 10

Bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes.

Step 11

Cool completely and enjoy.

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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