Tuesday, November 11, 2014

TWD - Palets de Dames, Lille Stye



For the very first Tuesday with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi, Dorie Greenspan's latest book, the assignment is to make Palet de Dames, Lille Style.  The recipe is online here.

The dough for these cookies is simple enough to make, but make sure you have an hour's chilling time to spare.  I made a half batch only.

I put my cookies on the tray a little close together, and baked them a bit too long, hence I ended up with misshapen cookies with browned edges.  However, they tasted delicious.  Rather than throw them out, or just leave them as is, I did what any self-respecting baker would do - I cut off the browned and irregular edges and just iced them as per the recipe.

I think the end result looks pretty good, as well as tasting good.  I am happy with the result, even though I know my cookies aren't perfect. As the recipe says, these cookies have a cake-like quality, a bit like black and white cookies.

To see what the other TWD bakers thought of these cookies, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.

27 comments:

Mardi Michels said...

These look lovely Gaye! Happy to see you baking along with the group :)

Kayte said...

I was wondering if you were going to do TWD again, I got the book, I have my dough made, now let's see if I can get a post up...lol. Your cookies look good from here! So happy you are baking in this group as I love to see your posts. xo

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

Taste definitely comes first :)
I could see these becoming addictive fast!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Adriana said...

Mine spread to the sides a little - and the biscuit cutter came out to even the worst offenders out. I also did half a batch.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

These look really interesting. I don't think I've tried them ever. Would you recommend them? :D

Cakelaw said...

Hi Lorraine, I would recommend eating them because they are delish. To make, the trick really is keep them small, keep them separate, and keep an eye on them.

Liz Berg said...

You'd never know you had a mishap! They look delish! Glad to be back in the group again!!! xo

Kathy said...

Absolutely lovely, Gaye! They were so good with my afternoon tea! I loved that they were not very sweet and yet had so much flavor! Happy Baking!

smarkies said...

I would have done the same - no point wasting a good cookie. :)

Jules Someone said...

LOVE to see you baking along! So glad some of the old gang is hopping on the bandwagon. Yummy cookies!

slush said...

They are adorable. So glad you are along for the ride. :)

Katrina said...

Chop chop, Kayte--they don't even have chocolate. Though I have seen someone put chocolate on them and it wasn't even me! ;)

Katrina said...

So fun to be baking with TWD again. Perfect start with a simple tasty cookie.

Nana said...

Happy that we are baking together with this new book, should be a lot of fun. Your cookies look good to me and we loved the taste even though I
used almond in my icing instead of lemon.

Cher Rockwell said...

Yay! Glad to see you here.

I think that reading all these cookie posts during my lunch break is very dangerous...

tricia s. said...

Loved that you chopped the brown part - too funny and wish I had thought of that. Mine that got too much color just stayed out of the photo op:) But were willingly consumed nonetheless. Here's to round one of our new adventure !!

Zosia said...

These were delicious, weren't they. I would never have guessed from your photo that there was any creative trimming involved; they look great!

KB from Prof Who Cooks said...

Ha! I did the exact same thing: made a half-batch and then they stuck together so I cut off the overly browned part and ate them! Great photos!

Diane Zwang said...

I enjoyed these too. I am trying out TWD for the first time.

Patty Price said...

Hi Gaye!
Beautiful and delicious cookies, wish I still had some ;)
I'm looking forward to baking with you..we have some interesting and tasty projects ahead of us!

Karen Reinsch said...

Good job cutting off the brown edges! I am sure they were delicious! :) Glad to be baking along with you again!

Gracie ~ Food Fascination said...

Why waste a good cookie, right! I am sure they were delicious!

Teresa said...

Your cookies look beautiful! I think chopping off the browned bits would just lead me to snacking on them...

Dorie Greenspan said...

I, too, keep thinking Black & Whites.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

glad to see you taking on BCM with us--we've missed you in TWD!! who can even tell that those cookies had browned edges? :)

Betsy said...

Nice save cutting off the edges. These were nice and light. I made these for the FFWD celebration for Dorie's birthday a few weeks ago, so I'm postponing any BCM participation until another recipe.

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

I made only half the recipe as well - good thing! They were a tasty treat. :)