Dark Chocolate Mendiants


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As little Christmas delicacies, chocolate mendiants are part of the Provençal tradition and the thirteen desserts. The colours of their ingredients are reminiscent of the original robes of the mendicant order of friars in the Church during the Middle-Ages: The Franciscans (the Grey Friars) founded 1209 = grey (sultanas); The Carmelites (the Brown Friars), founded 1206–1214 = brown (the hazelnut / walnut); The Dominicans (the White Friars), founded 1215 = white (the almond cut in half), and The Augustinians (the Austin Friars), founded 1244-1256 = deep purple (figs / cranberries).