Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Palets de Dames - Tuesdays with Dorie

I can say unequivocally that Dorie Greenspan taught me to bake. Years ago, my repertoire consisted only of muffins, quick breads and the occasional coffee cake. Then I discovered Tuesdays with Dorie. I followed the members' baking adventures as they worked their way through Dorie Greenspan's book Baking From My Home To Yours and was finally convinced by their successes to buy the book and bake. I didn't have a blog then to be able to share my results, but I have one now, so it's a real pleasure to be joining this group in baking through this beauty of a book, Dorie's latest, Baking Chez Moi.
Palets de Dames, Lille Style, a pretty little iced vanilla cookie, was our first recipe. With a cake-like texture and tangy glaze (I used lemon juice only), these easy to make cookie buttons were a nice little treat with a cup of coffee.

We're not publishing the recipes from the book but I encourage you to buy it, or pick up a copy from your local library to give it a test run - you won't be sorry. Visit TWD to see everyone else's lovely cookies.

26 comments:

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Zosia,
It's wonderful to see your post! I've just joined TWD too! Great that we are cooking together, and now baking together too!
These cookies are delightful. A definite hit with my family, my nephews especially love these cookies!

Kathy said...

Hi Zosia, Welcome to TWD! So glad you are joining in this adventure! Your cookies look absolutely lovely! I loved them and thought they were quite delicious!! Happy Baking!

slush said...

I am so excited to have you along for the ride! Your photo is lovely and looks to be the perfect afternoon pick me up. Bake on, lady. Bake on! :)

Cher Rockwell said...

Zosia - glad to see you posting along with us. Welcome!

tricia s. said...

So fun to be cooking along with you ! Your cookies look yummy and you nailed it by having the shot of the coffee. Win win :) My mom - aka "Nana" and I have been cooking along with the Around My French Table group for years now and are happy to continue the journey. Dorie has taught us a thing or two, to say the least !

Nana said...

Did not realize I was following Tricia but as she said, I am Nana and it will be
fun baking together. We loved FFWD and having actually met a few of the
Doristas I know we will all enjoy this new adventure. Welcome!

Guyla Mayo said...

Welcome to the blogging world Zosia! These little cookies were great weren't they? Dorie has helped us all to be better bakers and cooks.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Zosia! Your little cookies look absolutely delectable.

Liz Berg said...

Welcome to the group!! Your cookies look marvelous!!!

Karen Reinsch said...

Welcome to TWD!! I am so glad you are a part of the group! I was part of the first group and French Fridays. I am so excited for the new book! This will be a great adventure!

Patty Price said...

Lovely delicious blog! Looking forward to baking with you and your cookies do look just scrumptious ;)

Gracie said...

Your cookies are lovely! I look forward to baking with you.

Katrina said...

Fun to start with TWD again and see old friends and meet new ones. You'll love it!

Karen Kerr said...

I love the idea of just using lemon juice!

Anonymous said...

So glad a Cottage Kitchen colleague is on the roster here (as well as a fellow Canadian). Yours turned out perfectly. Looking forward to baking along with you!

Cakelaw said...

Your cookies look very elegant.

Adriana said...

I know we will become better bakers through BCM! Coffee was the perfect companion to these cookies.

Kathleen said...

Welcome to this group and your cookies look wonderful - perfectly lightly browned and iced. I am currently 56th (!) on the list in my local library network for this book, so I may need to buy it - good to have an excuse to expand the cookbook library :-)

Peggy the Baker said...

Hi Zosla! I baked through Dorie's Baking from My Home to Yours with TWD and then took a blogging sabbatical. It's great to be back! I am such a fan of Dorie because like you, I know she has taught me to bake. Looking forward to lots of baking and blogging through the new book!

Diane Zwang said...

Your cookies look pretty prefect to me. I look forward to baking with the group also. My first time with TWD.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

so great to have you baking with us! nice cookies--dorie has taught you well. :)

jen said...

Yay! Welcome Zosia! I can't wait to see what other great TWD goodies you will make! Your cookies look delicious! I like how you call them buttons. They totally do look like buttons!

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

Love the cup and saucer! After making these, I thought to myself that I wished I had used all lemon juice - good call. Welcome to TWD!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo! I wish I used more lemon juice in mine!

Kayte said...

Perfection and just look at the cup and saucer, so perfectly matched with the cookies!

Rosa (Maggie) said...

Hi zosia, your cookies look lovely and you get a lot of them too ,what a great idea and they sound delicious and your post is lovely too.