I had such a warm greeting from Dorie, it was as if we were old friends. Having baked through and read all the stories in Baking from My Home to Yours, I do feel a happy kinship with her. I was thoroughly delighted by her entertaining stories about macaron, salt, butter, efforts to persuade her French friends to give share their simple recipes, and how Julia Child announced whenever she used her fingers while cooking that she had "impeccably clean fingers."
Part of the demonstration at Hot Stove was of the Crackle Cream Puffs and Dorie used a small OXO cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. I announced that I had a fairly complete closet of baking pans and tools, but hadn't yet bought cookie scoops and then asked which ones she recommend I buy. She said the small and the medium--but actually, all three would be good! I immediately ordered both the small and the medium and they were waiting for me when I returned from vacationing in Seattle and Portland. Just in time to use with the Palets de dames!
And now to this week's recipe:
I baked them the day after I flew home and, happily for my jet-lagged self, the Palets de dames cookies are simple and contain only the essential ingredients: butter, sugar, and flour.
|My new OXO cookie scoops.|
Thanks, Dorie, for the recommendation!
|Beating the butter.|
|Weighing the flour.|
Thanks, Dorie, for including weight measurements!
|The scooped out dough.|
|The delicious finished product!|
I'm so happy to be re-joining the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers and look forward to all of the sweet treats in Baking Chez Moi.