Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sablés à la confiture


These little cookies are Sablés à la confiture. A typical french cookie, made from very little ingredients with some jam between them. According to the letters of the Marquise de Sévigné, these biscuits were created for the first time in Sablé-sur-Sarthe in 1670. Sable means sand, which can refer to the soft, crumbly texture of the biscuits and their golden colour.

These cookies are perfect to give to someone for his/her birthday (like I did!)/a special occasion, or for yourself as a small treat. They look very cute, taste delicious and make you want to take an other one.

This recipe will take you some time, but, believe me: it's worth it!


Petits sablés à la confiture
yield: 25 cookies (50 individuals)

Ingredients:
250 gr all-purpose flour (+extra)
70 gr regular sugar
pinch of salt
200 gr cold, unsalted butter
1 egg
vanille extract
1/2 zest of an orange
strawberry jam

Directions:
Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Cut your butter into little cubes and add these to your mixture. Try to combine all of this with two knives just until crumbly.
Add your egg, zest of the orange and vanilla extract and mix this together with your hands until well combined. Your dough should come together by now.
Flatten your dough with a rolling pin and flour to a 5 cm disk. Cut out shapes (make sure your cut out 2 individuals from 1 shape). Keep repeating until done.
Place your dough shapes for one hour in the refrigerator.
Now preheat your oven to 170 C. Bake your cookies for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool completely.
Spread some jam on one individual cookie and place the other half on top of it. Repeat until all cookies are done. You can serve them with some icing sugar on top.
These cookies will keep for a week in an airfree box.

Enjoy!

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