I’m back with Tuesdays with Dorie! Starting today, twice a month, we’re baking our way through her latest cookbook (her 11th!) Baking Chez Moi. I’m excited to work my way though the book with the group (yes, it’s going to be a while!) – there are so many fabulous recipes – and all so do-able! I was lucky enough to catch Dorie speaking about French home baking in Chicago on the weekend and hear a little bit about what inspired her to write this book (hint: most French people don’t bake at home and when they do, it’s nothing like what they produce when company comes – they purchase those desserts from a pâtisserie!)
This week, we’re baking one of those simple desserts – Palets des Dames. These are an easy, cakey, buttery sugar cookie, topped with a simple glaze. Perfect for afternoon tea-time.
Traditionally, a Palet des Dames contains rum-soaked raisins, however Dorie’s version is the cookie she came across in Lille, a plain cookie. I can only imagine how tasty these are with rum-soaked raisins – and how perfect for the holidays! This dough comes together in no time and just need a little time in the fridge to firm up so that you can easily form the little balls that will flatten in the oven to become bite-sized cookies.
I did a little tweaking of the plain glaze by dipping the cookies in bright sprinkles and 100s and 1000s (those are what we call round sprinkles in Australia).
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I only made a half-batch (as I intend to through the entire book – minifying where possible!) but wish I had made a full batch – I took them to school where they disappeared fairly quickly…
Yes, I’m looking forward to the delicious journey that will be Baking Chez Moi!
Get the recipe for Dorie’s Palets des Dames, Lille-style on pp 272 – 274 of Baking Chez Moi or, for a limited time, download it here!
Tuesdays with Dorie participants don’t publish the recipes on our blogs, so you’re encouraged to purchase Baking Chez Moi for yourself which you can do on Amazon or Amazon Canada or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Then join us, baking our way through the book!
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