|Liz and me at the International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle a year ago!|
Liz, of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, was one of my very first blogging friends. I was honored when she asked me to partner with her on creating this very special celebration for French Fridays With Dorie!
- First, and foremost, we're celebrating our Grande Dame Dorie Greenspan's birthday!
- Secondly, this month marks the fourth anniversary of our wonderfully diverse on-line cooking group, French Fridays with Dorie. Many of us have been cooking together for 4 years, and many of us have met in person.
- And, finally, we are celebrating the release of Dorie's new book, Baking Chez Moi. If you're interested in baking your way through this book, you can sign up at Tuesdays With Dorie.
|Lovely on my French Pastry Stand!|
Liz and I have bonded over our love of baking, among other things, so we thought a sweet celebration would be just the thing! We offered the choice of four recipes from Baking Chez Moi as a preview of things to come. I chose to make the Palets de Dames, Lille Style because they remind me so much of little sweets you'd find in a French bakery. Like many French recipes, they are easier to make than they look. These darling little iced cookies can also be decorated for the seasons, if you wish. The cookies, themselves, are soft, like little vanilla cakes, then they're dipped in a simple icing kissed with lemon. These truly belong next to a steaming pot of tea! They are just lovely.
Usually, we all make the same recipe every week, but this week, we chose from:
|Perfect for tea!|
I will eventually make them all, but am just delighted with these Palets de Dames, Lille Style. Please take the time to see what our fellow Doristas made for this triple celebration.
|Dorie and me in Seattle last year|
Bonne Anniversaire, Dorie!
And congratulations on the release of your new cookbook!
Here's to continuing along the Dorista path!