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Tuesdays With Dorie: Palets de Dames November 11, 2014

I would like to apologize for being MIA for an entire month.

Funny thing is I have actually been baking along, but like always times escapes me or maybe I just fell into a wormhole.  But I did emerge out of that whole over 5 pounds lighter.  That isn’t due to the baking, I am still training for a 5k on Thanksgiving and have been incorporating a lot of other exercises into that.  I have found that I am A LOT stronger now, but I still have a sweet tooth.

So the last time you heard from me I had embarked on my Vegan Adventure in September. Which was fantastic, and I need to fall into the vegan hole again because I really liked the way that I felt.  I ended up diving head first into the omnivore hole, but I have been incorporating more vegetables and more than a few times have enjoyed a home cooked vegan dinner.

Fair warning in advance, anyone that is still following me from my month of vegan food, I have reverted back to my omnivore ways…..for now 🙂

Holy Crap, Dorie came out with a new book.  I knew it was coming, but it surprised me the night we were doing an overnight set up (I work at a bookstore) and it happened to be one of the books on the table we were setting up.  I immediately screamed like a little girl and told one of my co-workers to stop what he was doing.  I ended up placing the book on hold, to purchase the next day because it was already WAY passed close. I also proceeded to hand it to my husband and told him that this was my anniversary present from him 🙂 Which happens to be today.

What a happy coincidence.

This is Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking Chez Moi style.  We start it off with a happy little cookie called Palets de Dames (page 272-274 in Baking Chez Moi).  Essentially it is a butter cookie with a lemon icing. I discovered that my lemons had gone bad, so I used 3 drops of Doterra Lemon Essential Oil.  The cookies turned out great and my 3.5 year old kept stealing them off the counter and eating them.  I really loved having them with my Irish Breakfast tea in the morning.


Since, I was baking  along here are the things that I did make and missed to post.

From Baking With Julia, last Tuesday was the Alsatian Onion Tart located on page 426.


Also, from Baking With Julia, on October 7, 2014 we made the Sunny-Side Up Apricot Pastries located on pages 192-194. I ended up subbing canned apricots because I was unable to find any fresh.  I also made this with vegan pastry cream, so it was vegan because I used Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.



15 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Palets de Dames”

  1. Tricia S Says:

    Wow- that is an amazing catch up and my mouth is watering over the results ! I have been teasing that by adding the BCM to our FFWD routine I personally need to do less blogging and more working out but kudos to you for actually training for a 5k. Good luck and looking forward to seeing you on the Tuesday postings ~

    • pastrybrush Says:

      Thank you. I tried to do FFWD when it first started but I couldn’t keep up. I think it is great you are going to to BCM too.

  2. Kayte Says:

    This was a happy little cookie! Yours look completely happy and that they would also make everyone else happy! 🙂

  3. Happy Anniversary! Great looking cookies…and you remind me that I need to start running again!! Looking froward to baking with you!!! It’s going to be blast! – mary

    • pastrybrush Says:

      Thank you Mary 🙂 I am looking forward to baking with everyone too. I am currently trying to motivate myself to do my training today. I also follow your blog and would like to say I like your bundts 🙂

  4. mydearbakes Says:

    What a lovely bake! Will be looking forward to your next bake!

  5. We have a lot in common! I’ve also signed up for a race – which will be necessary with all these yummy treats. Last year I did Vegan Before 6 from Matt Bittman for about four months and it felt great. I need to get back into that bandwagon again. Nice meeting you, Erin.

  6. Teresa Says:

    Nice catch up! All three dishes look amazing. Now that I’ve joined this group, I may have to start training…

    • pastrybrush Says:

      After flipping thru the book, I might agree with you. I think I am going to have to keep running just to eat all the yummy food 🙂

  7. Your cookies look beautiful! Nice catch up, too! Looking forward to our baking adventure! Happy baking!

  8. Cher Says:

    Welcome back! Like the round up – those sunny up pastries were delicious (I used canned apricots as well and was happy for the aggravation it saved me 🙂 )
    Best wishes on your training!

  9. Zosia Says:

    Pretty cookies (and your tarts, both savoury and sweet, look fantastic)! I’m looking forward to baking through BCM with everyone.

  10. Margaret Says:

    I love that you discovered the book as you were setting up in a bookstore! I’d scream too!

  11. Happy belated anniversary! And what a perfect gift to celebrate with! All three of your recipes look good, and I too enjoyed them. Looking forward to baking along with you.

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