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#1 Sun 06 Jan 13 3:20am

cohphanta

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Chig de vieille femme

I have been looking for a recipe for a type of pastry sold back home. I've never seen anything like it anywhere.  They are called "chic de femme" or Chig de vieille femme".  They are a yellow sweet dough roll similar but not exactly like a cinnamon bun.  Anyone ever see anything like this?

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#2 Sun 06 Jan 13 6:35am

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Re: Chig de vieille femme

Could they be saffron buns ?
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&am … 6YCIBA#p=0

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#3 Sun 06 Jan 13 7:33am

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#4 Sun 06 Jan 13 3:09pm

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Re: Chig de vieille femme

mummza wrote:

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20081214/ARTICLES/812149955?p=1&tc=pg

Ya, that's them..but I can't find a recipe anywhere.....

and that's my home town Mummza!

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#5 Sun 06 Jan 13 3:19pm

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Re: Chig de vieille femme

well I never !
I will try to look at come of my french recipe cook books but it will have to wait untill all the christmas decorations are down .

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#6 Sun 06 Jan 13 7:14pm

Kye

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Re: Chig de vieille femme

Hi Coconut i've found other names for them..Chignons, yellow rolls, chick rolls. I have found one really looks like them..

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/something- … cipe%20Hub

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#7 Sun 06 Jan 13 7:21pm

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Re: Chig de vieille femme

after a good search I ca find no recipe for these , I am wondering if it is something that onle that baker does as a speciality .
Are they a sweetened enriched Brioche bread with some saffron water added for the colour and flavour ?
No idea what is rolled into them or what has been brushed over then .

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#8 Sun 06 Jan 13 7:45pm

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Re: Chig de vieille femme

They sell them at a few bakeries in Houma.  It could that it's only found there. I've never seen them anywhere else, even in New Orleans, just a few miles away.  The texture as I remember it is almost like a brioche but not quiet.  Next time I go home...maybe I can coax a bakery to give me a hint to the basic ingredients.  They use the same dough to make another pastry called a "shoe sole".

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#9 Sun 06 Jan 13 7:46pm

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Re: Chig de vieille femme

Kye wrote:

Hi Coconut i've found other names for them..Chignons, yellow rolls, chick rolls. I have found one really looks like them..

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/something- … cipe%20Hub

I may give this a go and see what happens.

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#10 Sun 06 Jan 13 8:10pm

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Re: Chig de vieille femme

I found a facebook page where this same question was asked, but none of the answers gave a recipe, save one and that was a link to King Arthur Flour's brioche recipe.

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