Croquets

Dorie says “These might win the prize for being the crunchiest cookies in the French canon.” I agree with Dorie that these are a nutty, crunchy and sweet cookie. A mere few ingredients blended to make these crunchy cookies that look like biscotti but are not. Egg whites, sugar and a little salt are blended…

Cocoa-Almond Uglies

A chocolate and almond lovers dream cookie. These cookies get their almond flavor from almond flour and slivered almonds. The chocolate flavor comes from some cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate. In the instructions, Dorie asks that you press the confectioners’ sugar, almond flour, cocoa, cinnamon and salt through a fine strainer. I had trouble getting…

Moroccan Semolina and Almond Cookies

Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie’s Cookies These cookies required semolina flour. I was unable to find semolina flour in bulk so I bought a package of Bob’s Red Mill semolina flour, 2 pounds of it. Looks like I will be doing more baking with semolina flour. These cookies came together easy with no chilling time which…

Smoky Hearts

Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie’s Cookies The savory cookies or cocktail cookies as Dorie calls them have been a hit or miss in my house. I was apprehensive about this one. I recently cleaned out my spice drawer throwing away all expired spices. My smoked paprika was one of the¬†casualties. I was confident that I could…

Almond Stripes

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi Like many of my fellow bakers, I had trouble piping my ‘dough’, more like almond paste. The dough only moistened by one tablespoon of egg white needed much more to extrude through a piping bag. I also needed to bake mine longer than 8-10 minutes. Once baked, Dorie gives…

Basque Macarons

Tuesday with¬† Dorie Baking Chez Moi I am familiar with Parisian Macarons which I have yet to make but this is my first try at Basque Macarons. Made from a few ingredients; egg whites, almond flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt but with multiple steps. The egg whites are divided in half some whipped to stiff…

Swedish Visiting Cake Bars

Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie’s Cookies This is definitely a cake, no bar about it. It is a delicious cake, flavored and covered with almonds. Surprisingly when I cut into it the bottom in the center was a little under done, something I was not expecting. A family discussion concluded that using a glass Pyrex pan…