Wednesday, March 25, 2015

French Sable’( Biscuit ) / Biscuit Sable’s / Eggless French Shortbread Biscuits

   Sable’ is a French round shortbread biscuit , originates in Caen , in the province of Lower Normandy.
  According to the letters of the Marquise de Se’vigne’ , the biscuit was created for the first time in Sable’- sur – Sarthe in 1670.
  The French word sable means sand perhaps relating to these soft ,delicate , crumbly texture biscuits and their golden colour.

Among the most  well- known Sable’ recipes are those of La Me’re Poulard and the biscuits of Saint Michel and Pont – Aven.
Sable’s can be flavored with almonds , lemon or orange zest.

  French shortbread biscuits are very famous and they melt in mouth bcoz of the butter. Eggs can be used in this biscuits.

Requirements :
All purpose flour – 2 + ½ cup
Softened butter – 1 cup
Powdered sugar – ½ cup
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
Milk / water – 1 tsp

Method :
Beat the butter and sugar together until they turns light and fluffy.
Add in the vanilla extract , milk or water , beat for few minutes.
Now add the flour and mix well to form a smooth dough.
Roll the dough between two ungreased baking sheets and flatten slowly with a rolling pin.
Using a cookie cutter , cut the cookies into round shapes.
With a fork prick on the center of each cookie.
Transfer to the baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes @ 220* C.
Cool the cookies and store in air tight container.

French sables is ready to serve.

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