Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Viennese Sablés - Tuesdays with Dorie

Cookies from the book Baking Chez Moi were up this week at Tuesdays with Dorie. I was really looking forward to these ones which apparently taste like the Danish butter cookies in the blue tin and who doesn't like those?
The dough was easy to make but I had a problem shaping the cookies. The dough was stiff and I really struggled to pipe it out. Apparently either really soft butter or warm hands helped with this, but I had neither in my cold kitchen. 

Their finished texture was as described, crisp followed by melt-in-your mouth, and they had a lovely vanilla flavour and the perfect balance of sweet and salt. Everyone enjoyed them and thought they were better than those Danish butter cookies in the blue tin.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Apple Matafan - Tuesdays with Dorie

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie project was a matafan from the book Baking Chez Moi, described by the author "as a cross between a crêpe and a griddle cake".
For something that consisted of just apples and a thin pancake batter, it was surprisingly filling and what was supposed to serve 6, easily served 8 in my house. It was nice and fruity and tasted particularly good with salted caramel.