Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Palets de Dames, Lille Style



This week marks the first week that Tuesdays with Dorie is baking from Dorie’s new book Baking Chez Moi. I adored Dorie’s Baking from My Home to Yours, and I am just as excited about this new book. So far, all of the recipes I’ve read through sound terrific. I was also thrilled that Dorie now includes weight measurements in the recipe in addition to volume measurements. I prefer weighing ingredients, since I think it is a lot more accurate. Such a good addition!

The first recipe is for these cookies, Palets de Dames. My friend asked me what that translated to. Dorie mentions that “palets” means “pucks,” but I would probably translate these to ladies cookies, in the style of Lille, France. They are a beautifully simple sugar cookie topped with a lemon glaze. I didn’t change anything in the recipe at all; I find that Dorie’s recipes are written in a way that I don’t often have to change much.

I made these early in the morning and let the dough refrigerate while I made some other cookies. The dough would be impossibly soft to work with without refrigeration! It was still soft after an hour in the refrigerator, but cool enough to shape. My cookies were a little more domed than Dorie’s; the cookies in her photo are flatter than mine. One batch I baked about 30 seconds too long and it made a difference: too browned on the bottom. These are the perfect tea cookie, light and flaky, with the softest lemon flavor. I really liked these and I am so excited to start working my way through this book! Don't forget to check out how all the TWD bakers did with this week's recipe, by visiting the Tuesdays with Dorie website.

Recipe from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan, pages 272-274

12 comments:

Jules Someone said...

So glad you're baking along with us! Love your cookies.

slush said...

Your cookies are so cute! So glad you are joining us!

tricia s. said...

So happy to be on this new adventure with you. I have been working my way through the AMFT recipes and look forward to having this for the new few years. And calories.....:)

Kathy said...

These cookies were delicious! Yours look lovely! It will be nice baking along with you on Tuesdays! Happy baking!

Cher Rockwell said...

I really enjoyed this recipe too - these would be perfect for a shower or ladies lunch!
Nice cookies :-)

Adriana said...

They look perfect! Nice meeting you, Nicole. :-)

Karen Reinsch said...

So glad to be baking along with you! Your cookies look perfect!

Zosia said...

I love the shape of your cookies and your glaze looks like it was the perfect consistency. I too am happy that weights are included in this book - it just makes things so much easier.

onewetfoot.ca said...

Yours look beautiful! And I agree, Dorie's recipes are not ones that need any tweaking (though lots of them lend themselves to creativity and variations).

Gracie said...

I am so excited to discover all the recipes in this book. I look forward to baking with you!

Kayte said...

Yours look so beautiful and perfect. I love the elegant look of them with just the white icing and that compact little bite of goodness. Nice job on these!

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

Lovely looking cookies. I enjoyed them as well.