French Snacklettes

French Snacklettes (and a Sia Pumpkin)

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Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook, Dorie’s Cookies, was released this week.  I went through the entire thing the night mine came in the mail and I couldn’t wait to get baking! One of the recipes that caught my attention was for the French Snacklettes. Dorie received this recipe from Arnaud Larher (a Paris pastry star) about 20 years ago. The appeal to these cookies are their unconventional shapes and […]

Tiger Cakes

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This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie assignment was Tiger Cakes, or petits gâteaux tigre. These are moist, upside-down mini cupcakes that have a nice chocolate and almond flavor, and aren’t too sweet at all! Dorie’s recipe makes 24 little cakes. To be perfectly honest, I hesitate whenever I see a cake as a Tuesdays with Dorie assignment because the last few cakes I’ve made turned out to be […]

Cocoa Almond Meringues

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I made these Cocoa Almond Meringues after seeing a picture of the ones in Dorie’s book, Baking From My Home to Yours. Her pictures featured these crinkled meringues that I could just taste in my mind, if that makes any sense. I had all of the ingredients anyway, so I figured I should make some for myself (and to share with others, of course).

Galette des Rois

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I was asked to make a Galette des Rois with a request to make it not taste like almonds. Luckily, Dorie has a recipe in Baking Chez Moi for a Galette des Rois which includes either lemon or orange zest.  I thought that using orange zest would make a tasty Galette, but later I decided that a Galette with orange zest AND vanilla beans would be […]