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 […]

Devil’s Food White-Out Cake

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I felt like making a cake so I leafed through one of Dorie Greenspan’s cookbooks. I didn’t have to look very hard because the cover of BAKING From My Home to Yours was staring at me. Well, it was actually the cover photo that was staring at me: a gorgeous layered cake that was just begging to be eaten. So I decided to make this […]

Viennese Sablés

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Viennese Sablés remind me of fancy butter cookies. It’s impossible to be satisfied eating only one of these cookies; who can resist a crispy, buttery, mildly sweet cookie? This recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking Chez Moi, where she explains some of the different reasons why these cookies are “W”-shaped. In short, it could be either because they came from a pâtissier named Wittamer, or because of the location this […]

Crackle-Top Cream Puffs

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I know I’ve been posting quite a bit of choux recipes lately, but I think this will be one of the last ones I do for a while. I was on a mission to figure out how to make pastry cream correctly, and I needed to make something using my successful results. Luckily Dorie Greenspan has a lot of different recipes that include pastry cream-filled […]

Mille Feuille

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Mille Feuille can be translated as “a thousand leaves” and rightfully so, as you can really feel your teeth sinking into layers and layers of puff pastry in just one bite. Each layer sandwiches a vanilla pastry cream which provides a nice subtle sweetness with a smooth texture to balance out the flaky pastry.

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 […]