Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Moka Dupont

Dorie Greenspan Moka Dupont from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comI’ve spent the weekend working through the copyedited version of my manuscript which wasn’t my top choice of activity for the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada but I was thankful that at least I had the time to do the work (right?). I planned my time in blocks of 2 hours, because at this stage the document is enough to make your eyes cross in your head if you look at it too long, which left enough time for a few quick baking projects (because one needs a little bit of something to look forward to  after 8 hours’ work on a long weekend day, right?) which my neighbours also enjoyed.

This, the Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi for this week, was one of those quick baking projects. It’s called a Moka Dupont, named for the lady who came up with the recipe (although apparently it’s very common in French households) with the “Moka” coming from the coffee in the recipe.

Moka Dupont from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comIt’s actually a crazy easy dessert and one I’ll remember when I’m short on prep time – it’s a good one to make in advance and bring out at dessert time to “ooohs” and “aaahs”! Basically, you soak Petit Beurre cookies in coffee and glue them together with chocolate buttercream. That’s it! I couldn’t find Petits Beurre in my neighbourhood so I used plain tea biscuits which were tiny. Suited me because I was planning to minify the dish anyway. I used the weight of the cookies in the recipe and quartered it to make one tiny cake (I made 1/2 of the buttercream recipe because it was hard enough to halve an egg, let alone quarter it…).

Dorie Greenspan Tuesdays with Dorie Moka Dupont from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis came together very quickly indeed (I’ll be using the quick buttercream recipe again, that’s for sure!) and sat in the fridge to set a little before I cut it in quarters to make four tiny petit-four sized treats.

Moka Dupont from Dorie Greenspan Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comThree of these went to my neighbours and one was a writer’s treat late on Sunday night. Perfection.

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Moka Dupont on p 65 of Baking Chez Moi.

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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 (this link should bring you to the Amazon store in your country) or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Then join us, baking our way through the book!




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14 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Moka Dupont

  1. Diane Zwang October 10, 2017 at 16:38 #

    Glad you were able to eat a nice treat after hours of book prep. Good luck with the final touches. We really enjoyed this one and it is growing on me over time.

  2. Cakelaw October 10, 2017 at 16:57 #

    Glad you got to have a cook’s treat. This was ok, just not really my thing. You have amazing discipline to work on a holiday weekend. All the best with the book!

    • Mardi Michels November 8, 2017 at 06:35 #

      Writing a cookbook = working all the time! Not the deadlines I’d have chosen but there you go!

  3. Zosia October 10, 2017 at 18:18 #

    The minis are very cute. I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone enjoyed it.

  4. steph (whisk/spoon) October 10, 2017 at 21:51 #

    i liked these as mini individual cakes. glad you got to enjoy a writer’s treat– you deserve it!

  5. Tami October 10, 2017 at 23:48 #

    Well I’ve finally re-visited my book wishlist – Baking Chez Moi is on it’s way 🙂

    Clicked on the Petit Beurre cookies link to see what would be similar Downunder – OMG what can’t you buy on Amazon!!!! Looking forward to the arrival of Amazon in Australia in the very near future – can’t wait. Might be able to do my grocery shopping on there considering you can’t shop on-line with the two big supermarkets in Mount Isa.

    • Mardi Michels November 8, 2017 at 06:25 #

      I’m always amazed at how Amazon isn’t in Australia!!

  6. shirley@everopensauce October 11, 2017 at 08:49 #

    A well-deserving “ooohs” and “aaahs” dessert. They look so rich and tempting.

  7. Kim October 11, 2017 at 17:22 #

    I agree…you needed something to look forward to with all that tedious work! I love the small bite size portions. A little went a long way! 🙂

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