|The Cocoa Sablé….Oooh la la!|
Well, here we are again! Another French Friday! Has anyone noticed how fast the weeks pass by? With all the beautiful spring weather we’ve been having here in the northeast, I spent most of the week outdoors cleaning out my flower beds. Something I usually don’t get to do until the end of April. I’m loving this weather! Back to French Fridays. This week our recipe was Cocoa Sablés. Sablés are a classic French cookie, flavored with cocoa and coated in sugar. Dories recipe is for a traditional Sablé cookie. It has no eggs and is essentially a French Shortbread. As with any shortbread, the main ingredients are butter, flour and sugar. However, the sablés also have cocoa powder, salt and vanilla. Dorie gives you the option to add ¼ lb. of chopped chocolate…which I did!! Optional chocolate….really? The word sablé actually means sand in French, which accurately describes the texture of this cookie.
These cookies were easy to put together…creaming the butter…adding the sugar gradually, then adding the dry ingredients. Mix in the chopped chocolate and shape into two rolls. Wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. When they are ready to bake, brush them with a beaten egg, roll in sugar and slice. Then be prepared for the incredible taste of the Sablé! The chocolaty flavor is strong...the melt in your mouth, crumbly, sweet, and yet a bit salty cookie is one of the best things I’ve eaten. A perfect accompaniment with my tea! One problem….I can’t seem to eat just one!!
Happy French Friday everyone!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans’ cookbook “Around My French Table” and several people have posted it on their blogs. You can check out what other Doristas are doing by clicking here.
|Beating the butter and sugar till creamy…don’t whip|
|Add dry ingredients in three additions…then stir in the chopped chocolate|
|Shape into two rolls and refrigerate for 3 hours|
|Delectable….Perfect with your tea, coffee or a glass of milk|