Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Springtime Cookies & Curd with Double-Butter, Double-Baked Petit Beurre Cookies -TWD

This month, one of the recipes chosen from Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie was a composed dessert of grapefruit curd, macerated strawberries and buttery cookies.
Dorie mentions assembling the components in a bowl or a glass but I just piled everything on top of the cookies with an added swirl of lemon cream (cream whipped with lemon juice and zest) so they looked like tiny tarts. I made the curd with two-thirds less butter and half the sugar so it was quite zingy. Combined with the fresh, juicy strawberries, the topping was bright and sunny and its lively flavour was complemented by the rich cookie. Everyone loved them!

Double-butter, double-baked petit beurre cookies provided the base of these 2-bite tartlets and was the other recipe chosen for this month. They were crumbly, buttery, shortbread-like cookies that were made with an unusual method: cookie dough was first baked as a crumble, then combined with more butter to form a dough to make rolled cut-out cookies and baked again.
Fans of shortbread loved them and their richness complemented the tart toppings nicely.

Visit here to see what the others made for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Viennese Sablés - Tuesdays with Dorie

Cookies from the book Baking Chez Moi were up this week at Tuesdays with Dorie. I was really looking forward to these ones which apparently taste like the Danish butter cookies in the blue tin and who doesn't like those?
The dough was easy to make but I had a problem shaping the cookies. The dough was stiff and I really struggled to pipe it out. Apparently either really soft butter or warm hands helped with this, but I had neither in my cold kitchen. 

Their finished texture was as described, crisp followed by melt-in-your mouth, and they had a lovely vanilla flavour and the perfect balance of sweet and salt. Everyone enjoyed them and thought they were better than those Danish butter cookies in the blue tin.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Apple Matafan - Tuesdays with Dorie

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie project was a matafan from the book Baking Chez Moi, described by the author "as a cross between a crêpe and a griddle cake".
For something that consisted of just apples and a thin pancake batter, it was surprisingly filling and what was supposed to serve 6, easily served 8 in my house. It was nice and fruity and tasted particularly good with salted caramel.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Southwestern Cauliflower-Corn Cakes

These cakes make a fun and delicious vegetarian main or side dish....you would never know you're enjoying your vegetables eating these.
They include grainy mustard, chili powder, garlic and green onions (in place of chives) that are an excellent match for the cauliflower and make the corn flavour pop.

This is another great recipe from Canadian Living Healthy Family Meals, a book I'm really enjoying cooking from this month. The recipe is available on the Canadian Living website here if you would like to give it a try.

I'm sharing this post with Cookbook Countdown hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray.