It happens to all of us..out of the blue we click on a comment that leads us to another part of the world..or almost next door..
I have made Sablés Bretons before..at least 4-5 times.. some may even be on my blog somewhere(wish I had organized myself better at the beginning..)..but I saw she had used her stamps (So cute).. and this one.. I had a stamp from Christmas.. the Home Made one.. so I tried her recipe almost immediately:)
The thermometer outside indicated 93 F..Sat. morn when I made them..after vacuming and washing my floors while Jacques corded 2 cords of wood..I know..we should relax more..:)Anyways..I thought these cookies would be a treat for him at lunch~
I have a THING for these cookies~ Not chocolate..not ooey gooey..just right~Not a shortbread..another of my faves..But to me these say France!~I bought a ceramic trivet inscribed::" Biscuits Maison..Nantes" The Lu one.. in Provence~I treasure it..so when I saw Amélie's post..
Lo and behold..still Googling... I found Isa.. had bought one and I emailed her asking where she had got hers..she immediately replied via email..with the place she bought hers..but alerted me to Amazon.ca in French.. and they had it.. 3 days later it was here:) Thank you Isa.
Isa is a very popular QC blogger with a great following and a newly published lovely cookbook~
So busy..w/ a family etc..yet she took the time to respond immediately and offer advice..
The little coffret comes w/ a quality cookie cutter/stamp and a delicious little cookbook..to show the size of the wee book I placed it in the bear's hands in our guest room..
The day before..I had taken my Paris tea tin and filled it w/ Mint..blueberries..The Fairy Rose.. bluebells and lavender..A little Pinterest idea:)
I like little arrangements on my kitchen windowsill..
Anyways..You do not need the perfect coffret..the recipe I used was not found in the booklet..It was found at Amélie's..and you can use a cutter or stamp of your choice~
The day I found it I wanted to make them. right now..:).so I used my little Home Made Stamp. the one I bought at Christmas.. note that .the Brigitte Cookie cutter could have worked as well..~
They are really good..I will take the liberty of translating it for you~
200 gr sifted flour
90gr of homemade vanilla sugar or 80gr of plain sugar w/ one envelope of vanilla sugar
125 gr semi salted butter
3 egg yolks + one yolk mixed with one tbsp of milk and one tsp of icing sugar.
In the mixer ..mix the sugar with the egg yolks on med.speed..hen add the softened butter in little clumps..then the flour..Mix everything quickly and as soon as a ball forms..Stop:)(Or else they will be hard)
Make a roll with the dough of ap 6-8 cm of diameter..Wrap in cling wrap and let rest at least 1 hr in the refrigerator.
Remove from fridge and cut slices of ap 2-3mm with thread(I use unwaxed,unflavored dental floss).
I put mine on my parchment paper..and pressed w/ my stamp that was lightly floured..removing the excess..(not much)You can use a cookie cutter.
Use the egg yolk/milk/icing sugar mixture and baste the cookies..
Bake in a preheated 356 degree oven for 5-7 mins.(I did 325 convection.. until they started turning golden~
Cool immediately on a cooling rack.
You can go visit Amélie here..
You will be so happy you did.