|TWD ~ Baking Chez Moi ~ Palets de Dames, Lille Style|
I’m really excited to be writing my first post for Tuesdays with Dorie-Baking Chez Moi. Although, I’ve already baked three of the recipes from Dories new book, I feel like I’m starting anew. Our French Fridays group got to choose a few of Dories published recipes from BCM, to bake for a birthday celebration post. I chose two, because I just couldn’t make up my mind! And this week I got to bake the Palets de Dames. The first thing that came to my mind was…"betcha can't eat just one"! These darling cookies have an amazing flavor, and look quite elegant, festive and pretty! Perfect for so many occasions! They were ideal with my afternoon tea!
Dorie tells us, that the name Palets means “puck"….an odd name for something so light and cake-y. They are a popular treat in the northern French city of Lille, where you can find them in most Pâtisseries.
These cookies truly are easy to prepare. The ingredient list is remarkably simple. Butter, sugar, salt, eggs, vanilla and flour! It took me less than 10 minutes to mix the batter. Then the dough gets chilled for at least one hour. I left mine in overnight. Baking was straight forward…taking about 2 teaspoons of dough at a time, and gently rolling into balls between the palms of your hands, then placing them onto a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Bake 7-9 minutes…or until the edges start to brown. When the cookies cool, they are dipped into a light lemony glaze. I sprinkled mine with some lavender colored sugar. These Palets de Dames have a lovely tender crumb, and a delightful intense flavor. I know these are going to be a favorite in my house! Happy Tuesday everyone!
|Wish you could join me for tea…|
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook, “Baking Chez Moi”, the publishers have shared this recipe, you can find it here. To see what the other bakers thought of the Palets de Dames, you can check it out on the TWD web-page.
|Amazing intense flavor….”Betcha can’t eat just one"|
|These were a definite winner at my little tea party….|
|You should give them a try!|