Saturday, October 10, 2009
Un Conte De Fées..for Bakers and Cooks~
Honestly..sometimes your breath is taken away:)~When I first saw Hélènes' Blog..and I have no idea how I found her..many of you that is the case:)I sent the link to my husband.
It is so rich in photos and words and recipes and life itself~
People say I am easily enchanted..I agree..to some extent:)~ This book she posted about was no exception..not to mention the exquisite Nid D'Abeille she made from it~And my affection for Fairies.. and Fairytales~
She was kind enough to email me and tell me that yes..she thought I would like it~
It came today.. and I cannot wait to read every page..
Recipes.. to accompany Fairytales~
I made the Galettes today..the story is so cute!!
It is about an old man who asks his (Old wife:) ) to make him cookies(galettes) and she says she has no flour..he says..no problem..go make some!:)
But.. remember it is a Fairytale after all.:)
I LOVE this little treasure..Merçi Hélène and Amazon.ca for having it!
They had said perhaps 1-2 months delivery..~ It came within 2 weeks.
Orange and Lemon Galettes~(Cookies)
125 gr whole wheat flour..I used unbleached AP
100 gr room temp butter
100 gr icing sugar
50 gr ground almonds
20 gr milk..I added a touch of real almond essence
orange zest..and lemon zest
(I love this.. 2 tips of knives:) )
1 tip of knife of ground cinnamon
For golden glaze ..1 beaten egg
100 gr candied orange and lemon peel..small dice..
Sift flour on work surface..make a well and add ground almonds..cinnamon..and zests on the sides..place butter and icing sugar in well and work w/ tips of fingers until you have an unctuous creamy substance:)..Slowly bring into the well the flour and almonds and rub w/ tips of fingers until you get a consistency resembling sand...add the milk/almond essence until you have a nice cookie dough consistency..w/out working it too much.. Wrap in cling wrap and rerigerate ap 30 mins.
Take the dough out ap 5 mins before rolling it out.. cut w/ a scalloped cutter of ap 6cms in diameter. Cut a circle w/ another cutter of ap 2 cms and place on parchment ap. 5 cms apart.. brush w/ beaten egg for glaze and top w/ candied peel..bake at 180 C..for ap 15 mins or until golden..
And I love that it was done by hand..like pasta..w/ a well:)