I’m thinking…Cookies, iced cookies and especially French inspired cookies which I find to be some of the the very best kinds of cookies on the planet. Welcome to the start of my latest project..joining in with the online baking group Tuesdays with Dorie. We will be baking through the entire brand spanking new Baking Chez Moi..the latest and greatest cook book from one of my favorite bakers..insert bright red hearts…Dorie Greenspan. This first recipe for palets de dames, Lille style is a simple and good one that makes enough cookies to share with your friends. Even without a copy of Baking Chez Moi, which I would consider picking up as you will love it…you can bake along too, please look below for the link to the downloadable recipe on Amazon.
So cool, it’s great to be back, although I had a boat load of spam to remove from my blog before I could get started creating a new post for Tuesdays with Dorie. Does it feel weird to post on my blog after taking a long break, about a five month self imposed time out? Yes it does. Am I coming back all refreshed and ready to tackle an exciting baking project with a wonderful group of baking Doristas..yes siree, Bob.. I think I’m up to the challenge!
Palets de Dames, Lille Style is great choice for the first Baking Chez Moi recipe for the Tuesdays with Dorie group and this recipe is happily available on Amazon..as one of a few sample recipes from the book. Please click on the previous link to find the recipe for Palets de Dames, Lille Style from Baking Chez Moi.I was looking for a fun project to inspire me to get back into posting on my blog and I think that baking along with the Tuesdays with Dorie group is the perfect jumping off point for me to get going again. The groupie in me was alive and well two weeks ago as I followed Dorie’s Baking Chez Moi book tour to Sur La Table in San Francisco where she baked her version of Canistrelli, traditional cookies from Corsica made with olive oil, white wine and Pastis. I met up with another Dorista, Alice Mizer who I met at our first ‘official’ get together at the IFBC conference in Seattle. We took photos, caught up on Dorista news, nibbled on cookies (homemade by Dorie!), we also had a chance to visit with Dorie and came away with autographed copies of Baking Chez Moi. I remembered how much I enjoyed preparing the weekly recipes from Around My French Table with the French Fridays with Dorie group and I’m expecting that Baking through Baking Chez Moi will be just as rewarding. A few words on baking Palets de Dames, Lille Style ..first off, like many of the cookie recipes you will find in Baking Chez Moi they are simple and homey. I loved the soft springy dough as well as the confectioner’s sugar icing dipped tops of theses cookies that dry quickly forming such a pretty white coating. A slight shimmer can be added with a sprinkling of coarse sparkling sugar. Dorie recommends serving your palets de dames with a cup of coffee but I liked serving these delightful cookies alongside a cup of tea. Yes, the La vie est belle.