Jan 26, 2010

SWEET BUTTERY GOODNESS

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And so here we go- more cookies. Sweet buttery goodness, cute innocent shaped sables made from a fantastic base recipe that can lead to infinite variations. I went for orange-poppy seeds & caramel-with-a-pinch-of-salt.

Nothing better then a sable with a cuppa tea to comfort us throughout this unbearable winter cold....

Creamy butter with chunky orange zest... sinful, so wrong but so good!
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Finally- the poppy seeds I brought back from Budapest came to use! (did I tell you that poppy seeds were all over the place in Budapest?)
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I like that the orange zest was chunky
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DONE! Fragrant crunchy delicious orange-poppy seed sables!
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That's not it... at 2 in the morning (yes you read right- 2 in the morning!) I went down to the kitchen and got back to baking- salted caramel this time! Afterhours baking is the best :)
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Base recipe for sables- just 3 ingredients & no eggs!
makes approx 20 sables

180g butter, softened
80g icing sugar
300g flour

Preheat oven to 160C
Whisk butter with icing sugar until creamy. Add the flour until crumbly, then mix by hand to form a consistent cookie dough texture. Roll out, cut out shapes and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 mins. Remove and let cool.

For orange-poppy seed:
add 2 teaspoons of orange zest into the butter & sugar.
add 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds with the flour

For caramel-with-a-pinch-of-salt:
add 3 tablespoons of caramel sauce into the butter & sugar
add 1/2 teaspoon salt with the flour (taste if you feel you want more saltiness)

6 comments:

Nina Timm said...

Whaaa, I am trying to eat less sweet things, not fair my friend, you are too tempting!!

Su-Lin said...

Love the idea of the base recipe and then adding to it. Keeps things interesting!

Christine said...

You caught me at the wrong time of morning, and now I'm craving these big time! They look delicious, especially the orange-poppy seed...

Lucy said...

Oh crikey. These sables look gorgeous! I adore their simplicity - delicious. These will not be absent from my kitchen for much longer :)

Joy said...

OMG YUM these look delicious I love love LOVE poppy seeds -- my favorite muffin is lemon poppy seed heh heh. Thanks for sharing I am bookmarking this one fa sho!

365 Tage said...

you know what's going to happen!! I am going to make them and eat them all. such great descriptions, fotos etc. thank you!