Tuesday, November 11, 2014

TWD ~ Baking Chez Moi ~ Palets de Dames, Lille Style

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 postI 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 hereTo 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!
Just a note to say Thank you to Dorie for signing this bookplate for my Baking Chez Moi…I got to meet her in NYC the first night of her book tour.  She also signed my copy of “Around My French Table”.  It was a fun night, and as always Dorie was so gracious! 
 

41 comments:

  1. I was wishing I had baked these when we were celebrating Dorie's birthday and the book's release, so I'm happy we got around baking them early. The lilac sugar looks tres chic. :-)

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  2. Hi Kathy,
    It is nice to bake together with you on Tuesdays!
    I love your touch on the lavender sugar! Must be really fragrant and makes eating these cookies even more delightful! These cookies are a winner! We really enjoyed them!
    So jealous that you get to meet Dorie!! :)

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  3. So glad that you'll be baking along with us! Your cookies are lovely.

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  4. The lavender sugar is a nice touch. The cookies were great. Glad you enjoyed them too. Absolutely jealous that you met Dorie and that you got your books signed. :)

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  5. Lucky, lucky gal for getting to see her on the book tour! Your cookies are lovely, and I am so glad to have you along with us for this baking adventure.

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  6. Now, I am thinking about Easter :-) You're cookies are very pretty.

    Going to see Dorie speak on Saturday in CT - very excited!

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  7. Oh, I love your book plate! What a treasure. And your cookies look perfect! So glad to bake along with you. xo

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  8. Love it all- the cookies, the lavender, the bookplate and that copper tray of yummy delight. Also love being on this new adventure with you Kathy ! Hope to catch up with you soon in person and in the meantime....see you twice a week online :)

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  9. Love that you have a signed bookplate. And the lavender is great!

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  10. Puck doesn't seem like a fitting name for these pretty cookies. Yours look so lovely - I kinda wish I'd used coloured sugar now instead of white. The violet sugar is just perfect. Love your bookplate!

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  11. How exciting that you met Dorie! Your cookies look perfect and the lavender sugar is such a nice touch. Happy Tuesday to you as well!

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  12. Kathy I envy you your signed book! My goal is to get mine signed one of these days:) Your cookies look excellent, especially on your copper tray! What a nice treat for a sunny afternoon! I look forward to baking and blogging with you and hopefully meeting up again one of these days!

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  13. Your cookies and styling look fabulous! I, too, envy your signed book! I hope to make the trip up to Bethesda, MD to meet her. Don't mind if I take the idea to get my Around my French Table book signed as well :)

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  14. Nice plating! My 8yo would love your choice of purple sugar. =)

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  15. Kathy, your photos are always gorgeous, but the ones for today are just fantastic! I love the purple and it's such a pop of color against the cookies. Your tea party tray looks great, too. Congrats on getting a signed book, too!

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  16. Hi Kathy, I love the purple - your cookies look so elegant! And you are right - I couldn't eat just one. I won't tell you how many I ate, but it was more than one. :)

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  17. I love your purple sprinkles. I am glad to be joining TWD and look forward to all the baking.

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  18. Beautiful cookies and photos Kathy ..I'm really looking forward to baking with you again :)

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  19. I knew yours would look fabulously perfect and wonderful...I almost put a link in my post to tell everyone to come over here to see what fabulous really looked like!! I kid you not! :-) It's good to be back baking with TWD again...I've missed everyone.

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  20. Another winner from Dorie--I am thinking that book needs to go on my Christmas list! They looks so elegant with the colored sugar--perfect for tea!

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  21. Your photos are gorgeous and your cookies so pretty with the lavender sugar. I am looking forward to this new baking adventure!

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  22. Love the lavender sugar! Your cookies are beautiful! Glad we get to back along on this adventure!

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  23. These cookies look so elegantly beautiful and tasty.

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  24. Those look so pretty with lavender sugar, Kathy! They are elegant little cookies, aren't they? I'm so glad that so many French Fridays folks will be baking over here, too.

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  25. We are off to a good start, this recipe was delicious. I love the way you show your gorgeous cookies
    on that lovely tray, very pretty. Looking forward to another fun experience baking with you Kathy, let's
    hope we can keep up with both projects.

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  26. Wow - as usual, your baked goods look fabulous and your photos are amazing (how do you get the lighting so perfect?!) I was wondering about using color of some kind (sugar or icing), and the pastel lavender looks beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration....

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  27. I have to agree with you I thought the cookies were going to be as hard as a hockey "puck" too!

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  28. Kathy - Thanks for welcoming me to the group. I am so excited to be baking with everyone.

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  29. Look at you with that autographed book!!! Lucky! Your "pucks" look beautiful with the purple sugar. It's true, you can't eat just one.

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  30. They are darling and beautiful! And a bonus that they're delicious too.

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  31. Hi, Kathy! I hope I remember how to do this...it's been forever since I have read a blog post, let alone commented on one. Your cookies are so beautiful with the lavender sanding sugar! Gorgeous photos as well. Thank you so much for coming over to Instagram to comment on mine. XO

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Elaine! I was so happy to see that you were baking again! Hope you will continue to join us at TWD! I really have missed you! I’ve also missed your posts, and kind supportive words! You are special, my friend! Hugs!

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  32. Beautiful job. They look delicious. How exciting getting to see and meet Dorie.

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  33. Kathy, these delicate cookies are not only so light, and delicious, but they are soooo beautiful with the glaze and lavender sprinkles which remind me of Spring, and Easter! I would love to join you for some tea...but I think your patio is out of the question at this time of the year...ha, ha! xo

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  34. I like how cute and feminine these cookies look. Can't wait to try the recipe!

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  35. Ou! Your cookies look great! And I love your little tea party. It looks delicious! And yes, I agree, you definitely can't just eat one. :)

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  36. These are perfect for a tea party, Kathy! I had just made these for the birthday celebration so I'm waiting to jump in to BCM until something new that I want to make comes up. I love the purple sprinkles. I would love to share some tea and cookies with you, while we talk about food.

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  37. Such a lovely presentation on the tray, Kathy. I thought it odd too, that these are referred to as pucks - maybe in size? And you can't just eat one...

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  38. I love love love your photos! They look absolutely perfect :)

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  39. perfect for a tea party-- they look so pretty!

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  40. Kathy, your version with the purple sugar crystals has inspired me to make these for Mardi Gras instead of a Kings Cake. I will make these and sprinkle them with purple, green and gold sugar crystals! Yours are beauitful!

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