A new cookbook from Dorie Greenspan has helped get the blogging lava flowing for me again. Not posting since February? Yes. I’ll admit, life got in the way. A trip to Europe happened (which warranted a blog post that didn’t happen), moving twice happened. So, you know, life. I didn’t stop cooking all together, but I wasn’t terribly adventurous. Still, a simple meal is something to rant and rave about.
So how about these cookies?
Baking Chez Moi released Tuesday, October 28. This is such a gorgeous book and I know it will produce gorgeous and tasty things. The French Friday’s with Dorie group is still in full swing – finding duck and kumquats for this week didn’t happen so I might do a make up – but with the new book, Tuesday’s with Dorie is back. The first recipe up is Palets de Dames, a butter cookie, best with tea or coffee.
I made the dough and thought there wouldn’t be enough. As she states in her recipe, you’re to only use about two teaspoons of dough for each cookie. After some batter loss and cookies that were sized too big, i ended up pumping out 32. Not bad for a yield of 40.
I let the dough chill overnight and the batter still baked up well. I set my convection oven at 400F and the cookies were perfect at 7 minutes. The icing was not as pretty as the book but I thought it looked OK for a first timer.
It feels good to be back (again!)