French Fridays with Dorie: Croquants

Dorie Greenspan Croquants on eatlivetravelwrite.comSniff, sniff – it’s one of our last sweet recipes for French Fridays with Dorie. This week’s croquants (p 410) reminded me of some of my earlier attempts at macarons 😉

With just a few ingredients – nuts, egg whites, sugar and a little bit of flour, these were a cinch to make and the mixture went a long way (I halved the recipe and it made around 25, not the 17 it should have!). I was planning on dipping these in chocolate but didn’t quite get around to it. They were a tasty treat with an espresso (they are pretty sweet so just one is enough) through the week but every time I look at them, I can’t help but think “macarons gone wrong” 😉

Around my French Table croquants on eatlivetravelwrite.comGet a recipe similar to Dorie Greenspan’s croquants here or on p 410 of Around my French Table.

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30 Responses to French Fridays with Dorie: Croquants

  1. Liz January 30, 2015 at 05:56 #

    Our last sweet?? A sad day. So glad you enjoyed these 🙂

    • Mardi Michels January 30, 2015 at 05:59 #

      Not our last – there are a couple more I think!

  2. EmilyC January 30, 2015 at 06:16 #

    Looks good, mine were a bit burnt…

  3. Cher January 30, 2015 at 06:44 #

    “Macarons gone wrong” 🙂
    At least we have the cheesecake tart to look forward too (and lots of fish).
    I did enjoy these though.

    Stay warm!

    • Mardi Michels February 1, 2015 at 18:03 #

      Yes – I cannot WAIT for the cheesecake tart!

  4. yummychunklet January 30, 2015 at 08:03 #

    That’s a great description: macaroons gone wrong. Ha!

  5. Christine January 30, 2015 at 08:51 #

    Mr. Neil shared one of these with this week and it was very tasty!
    Great job Mardi!

  6. Nana January 30, 2015 at 16:17 #

    A great break, now back to the fish, yuck. We should have tried to fit the fish into my lenten season.

  7. Diane Balch January 30, 2015 at 17:34 #

    I probably will never attempt macaroons, once I did a review for a company that sends you the shells and you fill the macaroons with your own “homemade” ganache etc. I liked that… but you are so right they really do look like macaroons gone bad.

    • Mardi Michels February 1, 2015 at 18:02 #

      Well that’s hardly making macarons if all you have to do is fill them! If you are ever in Toronto I will show you how to make them!

  8. Teresa January 31, 2015 at 03:11 #

    They may look like macarons gone wrong, but they taste awfully good. I like to make mine extra chunky, so they look a little less flat. 🙂

    • Mardi Michels February 1, 2015 at 18:01 #

      I did make mine chunky but they flattened out in the oven!

  9. TheKitchenLioness January 31, 2015 at 14:42 #

    Dear Mardi, your croquants look picture perfect – we liked them quite a bit as well and the best part is how easy they are to make. Come to think of it, they would be perfect to make with the kids actually!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

    • Mardi Michels February 1, 2015 at 18:00 #

      Yes they are so easy – and would be great to make with kids at home!

  10. Kathy January 31, 2015 at 16:34 #

    Loved this chewy, crunchy cookie! Sure to be part of my cookie baking repertoire from now on! They are addictive! Yours look perfect!

    • Mardi Michels February 1, 2015 at 18:00 #

      They are definitely easy – a great recipe to know!

  11. Karen January 31, 2015 at 17:48 #

    Hm. I didn’t not have the recipe and only got 22 cookies. Apparently I made them bigger than they were supposed to be. These were easy weren’t they? Your cookies are perfect!

    • Mardi Michels February 1, 2015 at 18:00 #

      The mixture was hard to work with and make small sized cookies!

  12. Betsy January 31, 2015 at 22:15 #

    The texture reminded me of macarons a little bit. I really liked them, though I could eat 2 in one sitting. I was thinking of trying them with chocolate chips, but worry the chocolate would melt too much. I like your idea of dipping them in chocolate better.

    • Mardi Michels February 1, 2015 at 17:59 #

      Definitely dipped in chocolate would be great!

  13. Mr. Neil February 1, 2015 at 12:27 #

    How amusing the “macaron gone wrong” comment. I sort of thought the same thing, looking at them. 😉

    But a nice tasty treat. Some of us, ahem, did not find one enough.

    • Mardi Michels February 1, 2015 at 17:59 #

      There are more. Look in your lunchbox this week!

  14. alma baird February 1, 2015 at 18:19 #

    I am behind schedule and just making the cookies tonight. Question – do you roast the unskinned hazelnuts? As you may guess, I am new to this! Thanks for any feedback you can give.

    • Mardi Michels February 1, 2015 at 18:41 #

      Hi Alma – I wouldn’t “roast” them, rather, just toast them in a hot pan. I didn’t use hazelnuts for mine though – any nut will do!

  15. Diane Zwang February 2, 2015 at 15:22 #

    With chocolate sounds like a good idea and with espresso is always a great idea. It was nice to have a break from fishy Fridays wasn’t it.

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