Mannele (pastry): A mannele or mannala (a word from Alsatian Alemannic and Lorraine Frankish, “little man”) is a brioche in the shape of a man, prepared by traditional German bakers for Saint-Nicolas (*) , as well as by Alsatian, Lorraine, and more generally German families. The pastry is also called "little Saint-Nicolas" (*) in Lorraine, coualé in Roman Lorraine (mainly in the Vosges) meaning "twisted" in the Lorra dialect. ..
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