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Nonnevotten by Nicky Bakker

Den Helder, NL

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“Nonnevotten”, literally translated to Nunbutts! :)
A tasty snack, which exists since 1648 and originates from Sittard (a city in the Southern province of The Netherland). They were made by nuns, who sold them to buy clothes for the poor. The nuns wore an apron and it was tied on their buttocks with a bowtie. In Southern Dutch dialect a butt is called “vot” and a nun is called a “non”, Therefore they are called Nonnevotten.

Nowadays Nonnevotten are very often eaten during the carnaval period, especially in the Southern provinces of the Netherlands.

Credits for the recipe for Jolanda’s Bakhuisje (@jolandasbakhuisje) and used for my drawing with approval of her.