Palets de Dames, Lille Style from Baking Chez Moi

Palets de Dames / Patty's Food

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 […]

Light & Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I know you’re probably thinking, how can a chocolate chip cookie be light and skinny?  Well, I can tell you that after making a mound of full fat Rugelach today for the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group, this recipe for chocolate chip cookies has been greatly reduced in fat and sugar but not in flavor. […]

Honey Spiced Madeleines with Dark Chocolate Chunks for French Fridays with Dorie

Last year for a dinner party I served Dorie’s honey spiced madeleines with poached pears and loved them.  This time I wanted to try something a little different and decided to add Scharffen Berger bittersweet baking chunks to my cookies.  I have to admit that after I topped the madeleine dough with the chocolate I […]

Melon Berry Soup with Triple Ginger Cookies for French Fridays with Dorie

Good morning French Friday!  I missed you last week but am happy to be back and in better form than last week.  Dorie’s cold melon soup could not have come  at a better time for me as I have been recuperating from a major dental surgery which required eating only foods that are nourishing with […]

Persimmon Muffins with Bittersweet Chocolate Chunks and A Cookie Recipe

Just for fun I’m also including a recipe for persimmon cookies so please keep reading.  Now back to the muffins…I found a recipe for chocolate persimmon muffins which I’m trying for the first time from one of my favorite new cookbooks, ‘Good To The Grain’ by Kim Boyce.  Her description of the fresh baked muffins […]

Nectarine Sorbet with Cardamom Icebox Cookies

Nectarine sorbet, the third flavor in my summer sorbet series arrives with a twist! I sandwiched my nectarine sorbet between two cardamom ice box cookies.  I have to admit it was a pretty cool treat for a summer afternoon. Once again I attempted to photograph the sorbet before it melts into a puddle. Of course […]

Cantaloupe Sweet Basil Sorbet with Toasted Almond Sandies

I found the most beautiful Tuscan style cantaloupes at Oliver’s market in Santa Rosa over the fourth of July weekend. They are distinctive looking with deep grooves and a more oval shape than a regular cantaloupe. They have a deep orange color, a sweet aroma and flavor. I’ve been reading all kinds of recipes for […]