Pardon me, your Holiness.

In yesterday’s laundry list of things made with pâte à choux I neglected to include pâte à choux beignets, which are essentially deep fried spoonfuls of choux paste. Dropped into hot oil or fat, they blow up into incredibly light, practically transparent, puffs which are then sprinkled with powdered sugar and eaten. These delicate little confections are known as pets de nonne, a.k.a. “nun farts” and have been enjoyed in France — yes, under that name — for centuries.

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