Sunday, January 12, 2014

Biscuit Sablés/Eggless French Shortbread Biscuits

Sablé is a French shortbread biscuits, well known for their melt in mouth texture. This shortbread biscuits are quite famous all over France eventhough they origin is from Caen, a town from Normandy region.I had a chance to see how these shortbreads are baked during a trip to this town. Whenever you cross the industrial area where these shortbread companies are situated you will be definitely attracted by the smell of freshly baked sablés. Obviously i came back to Paris with enough boxes of these shortbread biscuits, my kids love this biscuits anytime and they love to munch with their bowl of hot chocolate for their breakfast, yes you can start your day with this buttery shortbreads.

The French word sable means sand, also this biscuit was created for the first time in a town called Sablé sur Sarthe few years ago, coz of the texture and the origin these biscuits are named as Sablé, however these biscuits are seriously very soft,delicate,buttery with a fantastic texture. A wonderful pair to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee when the weather is down outside. These sablés are prepared specially for the members of this month's Home Baker's Challenge, a baking event happening every month.Its 2nd sunday of the month and since i belong to a group of friends who blogs on sunday for the event Let's Brunch On Sundays am posting this biscuits.



2+1/2cups All purpose flour
1cup Softened Butter
1/2cup Powdered sugar
1/2tsp Vanilla extract
1tsp Milk or water

Beat the butter and sugar together until they turns light and fluffy.

Add in the vanilla extact,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 from the rolled dough.

Transfer the unbaked cookies to a baking sheet lined over a baking tray.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Bake in medium rack for 15-18minutes or until set.

Cool the cookies on baking sheets.

Store in air tightened box.

16 comments:

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy aks.perfect

mickeydownunder said... Reply To This Comment

G'day! Once again Priya! Beautiful recipe and photo too!
Cheers! Joanne
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AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

nice cookies, sema...

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy shortbread biscuits, look so cute.

Sathya Priya said... Reply To This Comment

These look fantastic priya .Lucky to see the baking in person ..

Magees kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for sharing this softy crispy biscuts, find the method as so easy...

Sweta Biswal said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and easy!!! I am going to give this a try!

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

Happy New year to you. Biscuits ..i am grabbing one.

Angie Schneider said... Reply To This Comment

So buttery and melt-in-mouth!

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Rich and delicious shortbread..

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and tempting cookies..perfectly baked

Priya Ranjit said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cookies aks :) love your presentation too so cute

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Cookies Priya

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

They looks so good and yumm. How are and i am sur eyou are hving loads of fun in India.

Recipe world said... Reply To This Comment

Such a simple and great recipe..Biscuits look really inviting!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

It is been age I ve eaten sables. Looks perfect! Happy Pongal to you and your family!