Oreillettes or Merveilles



Very fragrant doughnuts (lemon and orange zest, orange blossom orange blossom), traditional Provencal recipe, made especially on the day of Mardi Gras. The Oreillettes or Merveilles are eaten warm the same day, but are much better the the next day!


  • 500 g flour
  • 50 g powdered sugar
  • 1/2 packet baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 orange peel
  • one large tablespoon of orange blossom
  • 50 g butter
  • oil for frying
  • ice sugar


Grate lemon + orange peels. In a salad bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder. baking powder. Make a fountain in the center and add: the zests, a pinch of salt, the 50 g of softened butter, powdered sugar, a large tablespoon of orange blossom and the 3 eggs beaten in omelette. Knead the whole, almost without water and let rest 2 hours, Take pieces of dough, spread them very thinly with a roller and cut them into rhombuses. Put 3 to 4 cm of oil oil in a pan, heat without smoking and cook on both sides 1 or 2 lozenges at a time, then at a time, drain on Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and bon appétit!"

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