Tuesday, April 24, 2018

TWD - Viennese Sables


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Viennese Sables.  I was a little hesitant, as Dorie's friend had described these biscuits as tasting like the Danish butter cookies that you get at Christmas - which I find to be pretty tasteless.   However, these lovely little buttery biscuits were not like that at all - they were buttery and crisp and golden.

The recipe said that it made 24 biscuits.  I am not sure how Dorie managed to get that many, as my biscuits were not very big and I only managed to get 11 out of the dough. 

One of my piping bags ended up being collateral damage as it burst its seams when I tried to pipe the biscuits.  I did struggle a little getting the dough to pipe - it was fairly robust.  However, I am happy with the end result.

These are the kind of elegant little cookies that I envisage nibbling over tea with finely dressed ladies at a garden party or such like.  However, I think you'd have to increase the recipe a fair bit to make enough of them for a party.

To see what the other Dorie bakers made this week, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.  

8 comments:

  1. Ooh I love Danish butter cookies so I think I'll have to give these a go! :D

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  2. I am a big fan of the Danish biscuit TINS!! Your biscuits do indeed look as if they are for posh ladies at afternoon tea. Piping bags are not hat they used to be.....

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  3. I don't like Danish butter cookies either so am glad these offered something better for your efforts! They look very pretty.

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  4. Yes, the dough was "robust"! I struggled too!

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  5. they look lovely! i was also short on cookies...i think i got four less than the recipe stated.

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  6. This is a recipe that you don't mind making a double or triple portions. Beautifully piped despite the malfunction.

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  7. Since piping is new to me I drew a few squares with the dimensions that Dorie gave and then followed the pattern for the rest. I was able to get 25 cookies doing this. Also warm butter is the key to piping. My butter was really soft and I had no trouble piping. Hope this helps so you can make again.

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  8. Those look beautiful! I didn't end up piping mine and they were still good.

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