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Niflettes

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A niflette, specialty of Seine-et-Marne for All Saints Day

Niflettes are pastry tartlets with pastry cream. Traditionally, niflettes are made during the two weeks before All Saints Day and two weeks after it. According to tradition, niflettes were given to orphans crying over their parent's tomb. The name niflette comes from the French word renifler which means snif.

The making of niflettes goes back to the 17th century (the same century pastry cream, which is used as niflettes filling, was invented). This small pastry is a specialty of Seine-et-Marne and particularly the town of Provins. Niflettes are served cold or warm as a dessert or a snack.


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References

La niflette, saveursparisidf.com

Flavors of Paris and the Ile-de-France, theworldwidegourmet.com

Ile de France - Seine et Marne : La niflette, forums.supertoinette.com