Friday, May 15, 2020

Pierre Herme’s Vienesse Chocolate Sables

Recipe  adapted from Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme, written by Dorie Greenpan)

Ingredients : yield about 48-50 cookies
260g plain flour
30g cocoa powder       
250g soften butter     
100g powder sugar, sifted     
a pinch of salt
3 tbsp egg white (about from 1 egg)

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Whisk the flour and cocoa powder, set aside
3. In a mixing bowl, beat the soften butter until creamy. (the butter needs to be very soft to bake the cookies successfully. As I was baking early at wee hours, I left the butter to soften in room temprature overnight)
4. Add in powder sugar and salt to beat till light and creamy
5. Beat in egg white until it is well mixed
6. Add in the flour mixture and mix until well combined
7. Spoon dough into a piping bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe dough into W shaped cookies
8. Bake at 180C for 10-12 mins. Do not over bake, or else the cookies will be delicate
9. Transfer the cookies carefully into cookie jar after cooled.

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