Tuesday, December 2, 2008
TWD - Linzer Sables
This week’s TWD recipe was chosen by Noskos of Living the Life and is Linzer Sables. Dorie’s sables are actually one of the first recipes of Dorie’s that I encountered on the net – I printed the recipe off, but never made them. Linzer biscuits remind me of Belgium Biscuits (in fact there may be a connection, as I think Linzer biscuits are Austrian and it is quite possible that what we know in NZ as Belgium biscuits, may have started off life as German biscuits, but the name changed to Belgium biscuits during the war – if you get my drift!). Anyway, back to the Linzer biscuits!
In actually made these in a bit of a rush on Sunday evening. I only made a half batch, because after making and decorating over 90 cookies for a client function (more about that later in the week), the thought of more rolling and cutting was a little off-putting. I did really love these though and will make them again. The recipe called for ground nuts – I used ground macadamia nuts which are a little coarser than almonds, so my cookies had real texture. I think next time I would add more spice, as the little bit of cinnamon and ground cloves wasn’t enough for me. I filled my sables with raspberry jam, but do like Dorie’s suggestion of filling them with chocolate ganache. I will try that next time. These would be a lovely biscuit to give as a gift as they look so pretty!
See what the other TWDers thought here.