Easy Pillsy “Pet de Soeur” or shall we say Nun’s Farts

I got this recipe from my younger DD’s teacher Mme Bernier, and when my DD told me the recipe I kind a laugh because this recipe is made with ready-to-use Pillsbury Crescent dough. As I am a passionate baker and do ALL my recipe from scratch, there was no way I was going to make this. BUT after two days of begging from both my kids I gave in and made it. WELL WELL WELL little did I know this recipe turns out to be delicious. It took about 5 min to make and was so easy that it may have opened a whole new world to me! (ok maybe just a little world). Even my husband who always says “I am not a dessert guy” loved it. So thanks to Mme Bernier you can also enjoy this easy “Pillsy” recipe.

FYI, “Pet de Soeur” is a traditionally French Canadian recipe that literally translates to Nun’s Farts. However my recipe is a bit different as it doesn’t include cinnamon (optional!) and it’s not rolled. Here is a more elaborate description from : “So, why a flatulence reference for such a delicious pastry? There are a few theories. One points to the noise that doughnuts make while being fried. Another explains that a nun farted in a kitchen causing another nun to crack up so hard, she dropped some pastry in hot oil and hey whaddyaknow, it tasted pretty good.” Read more about it .

Easy “Pillsy” Pet de Soeur

  • 1 Pkg of Pillsbury Crescent dough
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup cooking cream (15%)
  1. Heat oven at 350° F
  2. In sauce pan heat the cream, add the maple syrup and the brown sugar
  3. Boil for about 5 min (keep your eyes on it)
  4. Take the dough out and cut in slices (it will make 10-12 slices)
  5. Place the slices in a 9 x 12 dish
  6. Pour the hot sauce in between the dough
  7. Bake for 25 min

Voila! Done. Eat. (Fart?). We’ll leave the last one up to you…

You can serve it with maple ice cream or whip cream.

Happy Sweet Remedy!

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