Well so there is one more addition to master patissier Pierre Hermes fan club. Just recently got myself a copy of his Chocolate Desserts and i’ve been dying to try something from it.Oh…what a book…what beautiful cakes n cookies n desserts.Obviously it will take me a while before i try some of those beautiful recipes, and since i had to make something from the book i chose the easiest recipe in there.The Viennese Chocolate Sables. I must tell u that they are insanely easy to make. Anyone can make it and look like a star. And all from the ingredients from your cupboard.A little tip though, make sure the butter is really soft for the best results.
- 260 gms all purpose flour
- 5 tbsps of cocoa pd.
- 100gms confectioners sugar , sifted
- 200 gms salted butter
- 3 tbsps egg whites
Pre heat the oven to 180 C and line a baking sheet.First start with mixing the flour and cocoa pr in a bowl. Set aside. Then in another bowl whisk the butter till light and creamy.Add in the sifted sugar and then the lightly beaten egg whites.The mixture will look curdled at this point but as soon as you add the flour mix it will be ok.Very gently mix the flour in in batches.Mix only till the flour has incorporated with the butter mix.Over working it will make the cookies dense and hard.Put the mix in a piping bag and pipe out actually any shape u like.I stuck to one in the book,the authentic stuff. Bake for 12 mins.U’ll be in the kitchen for a while if your oven is small like mine, as there are quite a few cookies to bake.I could tell u how many but i lost count of them as i cant remember how many i wolfed down before they even cooled down :)Make sure they are stored in a air tight container.Will stay for a week…..nah i doubt that…. !