I’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.
It’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…).
This 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.
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Moka Dupont on p 65 of Baking Chez Moi.
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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