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croquette de Vinsobres

hard almond biscuits

Petits gateaux les croquants de Vinsobres, dans la Drôme provençale

The Chauvet family of bakers in Vinsorbres have been making their hard crunchy croquettes with four ingredients—flour, eggs, almonds and sugar—since the 19th century. They are a lot like the Italian cantucci and are at their best dipped in sweet wine.

The croquet de Chârost in Centre Val-de-Loire and Provence’s croquant du Queyras or croquant de Provence are similar, made with whole almonds.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Sweet stuff

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Marianne Casamance