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Suspiros de Monja
Nun’s Sighs (Suspiros de Monja) are a typical Spanish pastry that is golden and crispy on the outside and rich and creamy on the inside. A thick batter is prepared and spoonfuls are fried, then sprinkled with powdered sugar or candied fruit. These Nun’s Sighs could even be considered a cookie.
Nun’s Sighs are basically a typical Spanish fritter whose origin goes back a few centuries and is another one of Spain’s characteristic desserts that was originally created by nuns. Convents in Spain were famous for this delicate sweets that were produced within its walls. In Spain, legends says that while nuns were preparing some buns using choux pastry dough (a typically French pastry) one of them expelled some wind and the others nuns burst out laughing.
This Nun’s Sighs recipe is courtesy of Cynthia Detterick-Pineda of Andrews, TX. Check out more of Cynthia’s Southwest Recipes.
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Nun’s Sighs Recipe – Suspiros de Monja: