Calissons or "Kalissounets"

Laurence Roche, beekeeper in Vachères, shares her recipe for calissons – that she renames “kalissounets” – with us. After gingerbread, it’s another use for Provence honey. A delight!
By Laurence Roche

Recipe

1  In a saucepan, melt together the almond powder, the sugar, glucose, and honey.

2  Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the candied melon cut into pieces.

3  Work the mixture until it is smooth.

4  Prepare the icing by beating the egg white and the sugar until the mixture is runny and supple.

5  Place the sheet of rice paper on your workbench.

6  Cover it with the just warm paste, then pour the royal icing over the surface.

7  Leave the icing to set for approximately an hour.

8  Cut the “kalissounet” in strips with a sharp knife.

9  Store in a cool place.

Ingredients
250g candied melon from Apt
400g ground almonds (white)
125g sugar
80g glucose
50g lavender honey
For the royal icing
30g icing sugar
1 egg white
1 sheet of rice (wafer) paper
Discover
Hameau de Pichovet
Campagne Pichovet
04110 VACHERES
Michèle AURAN
T 04 92 73 33 48
www.hameau-de-pichovet.com

Calissons or
Kalissounet
Laurence Roche's homemade calisson recipe
Photography Melody Kandyoti

Latest articles

L'OCCITANE’s Commitment to Diversity

L'OCCITANE’s Commitment to Diversity

Committed for a number of years to the diversity of its employees, L'OCCITANE formalized its engagement of responsibility by signing the French Diversity Charter at UNESCO, on Thursday October 23.
L’OCCITANE Presents Arlesienne, its New Fragrance

L’OCCITANE Presents Arlesienne, its New Fragrance

The Arlesienne, this muse of Southern lands, has inspired L’Occitane for its signature fragrance. Composed of delicate floral notes, Arlesienne is a fragrance that mixes temperament, grace and mystery, like the beauty ideal that has inspired so many artists.
L’OCCITANE Cares About Sight!

L’OCCITANE Cares About Sight!

On the occasion of World Sight Day, which takes place on October 9, L’OCCITANE sells a special soap to help raise funds to support the fight against avoidable blindness in developing countries.