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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Canistrelli

Dorie Greenspan Canistrelli with a bottle of Pastis This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi  was one I’ve not really noticed over the past 6 years as we’ve worked our way through the book (5 recipes to go!!!). This recipe comes from a favourite server at Bistrot Paul Bert who hails from Corsica and is an eggless, butter-less cookie made with olive oil, wine and Pastis. These are little “nugget-like” cookies that are just as good with coffee as they are with a glass of wine (according to Dorie but I didn’t try that!).

Dorie uses many adjectives to describe these – cakey, crunchy, thick and chunky but light – and they’re all accurate. It’s an odd looking cookie that is lighter than you think it will be – and definitely not sweet – the only sweetness comes from the sugar on the outside that they are rolled in just before they are baked. They’re definitely not pretty but they are interesting. Dunked in an espresso, they are a perfect afternoon pick me up!

Dorie Greenspan Canistrelli in a small bowl

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Canistrelli on page 317 of Baking Chez Moi.

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7 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Canistrelli

  1. Mr. Neil August 25, 2020 at 08:37 #

    You gotta love that we have a house where a fine bottle of Pastis just *happens* to be there…. 😉

    I really liked these. The pastis comes through, and in texture they sort of made me think of a strange cross between Italian biscotti and Macaron Ancienne. Just me?

  2. Cakelaw August 25, 2020 at 18:31 #

    I took quite a shine to these modest looking cookies – I really enjoyed them!

  3. Geoff August 25, 2020 at 20:55 #

    The ingredients appear counterintuitive to the descriptor of a ‘cookie’ – but hell, they look nice and, as you say Mr Neil, would fit hand-in-glove with the right drink.

  4. Diane Zwang August 25, 2020 at 23:11 #

    Even though I did not use pastis my husband really like them.

  5. Zosia August 26, 2020 at 15:54 #

    They were interesting and I thought they were unexpectedly delicious.

  6. Kim August 27, 2020 at 14:48 #

    Odd…but nice is a good way of putting it haha! I have no idea what Pastis is..used Limoncello and it worked great! I also can’t believe it…5 more to go!!!

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