Baking, TWD

Tuesdays with Dorie: Palets de Dames

November 11, 2014

We have started baking from Dorie’s new book – Baking Chez Moi. I just received my copy and it seems like a very interesting baking journey is ahead.

Baking Chez MoiThe first recipe off the bat is Palets de Dames. They come from Lille, a city that borders Belgium. I have never heard of this cookie so this was an experiment. Dorie has a great description of these cookies – ‘with wide, flat uppers iced in white, and rounded bottoms, they look like toy tops or open parasols.’

I decided to make half the recipe (big mistake: these finished in a jiffy). These were little palets of deliciousness. This cake-ish cookie was nicely balanced off with the sweet icing topping. I was not too sure about how much icing should go on the cookie so mine looks a little sparse compared to the picture in the book (had not received it yet) – oops! Anyway, it gives me another chance to try out these cookies again.

Palets de Dames

Do check out Dorie’s book Baking Chez Moi for the recipe – page 272. Have a look at the other TWD bakers attempts – they all look great!

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12 Comments

  • Reply Kathy November 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Your cookies and photos are lovely! Glad we will be baking together through Dories Baking Chez Moi! Happy Baking!

  • Reply kitchen flavours November 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    These cookies are delightful! I’ve enjoyed these little treat very much!
    So glad to be baking from this book with everyone at TWD!

  • Reply Laurie November 12, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    They are adorable! So glad that you are baking along with us! 🙂

  • Reply tricia s November 12, 2014 at 2:13 AM

    Yours look just lovely ! Mine were actually a bit flatter than I would have liked so I will need to figure out what went south for the next time. That said, it didn’t slow down their consumption……:) Happy to be on the new adventure with you ~

  • Reply Cakelaw November 12, 2014 at 5:20 AM

    I made a half recipe too and was glad of it, otherwise I would have guzzled 40 cookies – they were so simple but so lovely. Yours look devine.

  • Reply Cher November 12, 2014 at 6:11 AM

    I think making a half batch of these was a very wise thing to do 🙂
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  • Reply Adriana November 12, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    I’m planning on going half-batch/mini versions as much as I can. Either that, or become the most popular person at the office. 😉
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  • Reply Zosia November 12, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Your cookies are perfectly shaped and beautiful. And yes, not enough glaze is a perfect reason to make them again!
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  • Reply Teresa November 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    I think they look pretty with the amount of icing you used (though any amount of that icing is fantastic with these). It’s going to be so much fun baking through this book, isn’t it?
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  • Reply Gracie ~ Food Fascination November 13, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    I totally agree with you! I made the whole recipe, but only baked off half. I think I need to get the dough out of the fridge STAT.

  • Reply Kayte November 16, 2014 at 5:28 AM

    LOL, I was going to go the half batch as well but when I was doing the ingredients, I forgot and added the whole measure of one of the ingredients so had to just even it all up and make a full batch. I’m happy that I did as these were all gone in no time flat. Everyone was scooping them up and eating them one after another. Yours look lovely.

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