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Friday, March 18, 2011

FFwD: Salted Butter Break-Ups

First off, I'd like to give a shout-out to my food processor.  Without that wonderful appliance, I don't think I'd make it through this little adventure in French cooking.  Its definitely working overtime and hopefully it will make it through the long haul.  We've still got a lot of recipes to go!

This week's recipe was Salted Butter Break-ups.  Think of a buttery sweet sugar cookie with a hint of salt.  Using the blessed food processor, this recipe came together in no time.  You basically process chilled butter into flour, sugar, and kosher salt and then bake (after eating bites of raw dough).  After chilling the dough, you roll it out and give it a quick egg wash and then use a fork to make a crosshatch pattern to give the cookie a nice finish.

One of the things I love about FFwD recipes is that they always make my house smell delicious and usually of butter.  This week was no different.  Again, I really enjoyed this week's recipe.  This sweet and salty cookie comes from the Western part of France and was a nice deviation from the usual American sugar cookie.  Serving the cookie whole and letting guests break off their own portions, as Dorie recommends, would be a great ending to a casual dinner.  I think I'll definitely make this again.

To see other's Salted Butter Break-Up's click here.

20 comments:

  1. they look PERFECT! Great color and texture. Buttercreambarbie

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  2. Your cookies turned out great! I'm jealous of your food processor, as I don't have one. I just used my hands to incorporate the butter. Great post!

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  3. Enjoyed reading your post...and I don't know how I ever cooked years go without my food processor...it was definitely more work! Nice photos.

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  4. I love my food processor too! (except for the clean up part...)

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  5. Your "break-ups" came out really well. They look delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. I finally got a food processor last year and am just now feeling comfortable using it. I normally make my pie and tart dough by hand, but made this dough in the processor, so I might try it the next time I make a pie or tart. Your break-ups look great!

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  7. The food processor has saved me more times than I care to admit. Next to my stand mixer, it is probably my BFF in the kitchen.
    Love that plate, by the way!

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  8. I love my food processor too and have already used it twice today.

    Your cookie looks delicious and I love your plate!

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  9. I'm with you on the food processor! I'm so lucky I've been lent one. Don't know how we'd get through without it! Your cookie looks lovely.

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  10. Beautiful! I love the look of these on your blue plate...so lovely~

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  11. I always made all my doughs by hand! Now I depend on my mighty food processor! Your cookies look wonderful! Love the photo with the book and plate!

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  12. I have to admit that my food processor is my prized possession. I love your plate. Cookies look great too.

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  13. You are absolutely right! Dorie's recipes are the best air freshener ever... the last four weeks have been especially great regarding that.

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  14. Both you and your food processor did a great job!

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  15. I am still plodding along without a food processor. I would really like to have one, but there is absolutely no room in our little kitchen:)
    I agree, the smell coming out of the oven was amazing!

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  16. I love my food processor too! those break ups look delicious!

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  17. What an interesting treat. I put my food processor through it's paces too. ;) I'm honestly surprised I haven't killed the one I have now.

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  18. Love your blue plate - what a cheerful photo ! I agree about the processor. I was actually looking at mine when I did this recipe and realizing that it (unlike me.....) is really getting old. I bought it right out of college when I worked part time at Williams Sonoma. Acct by day- food and kitchen gadget lover by night. And that was 1988.......good things last a long time.

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  19. Havent tried this one before..think its about time for me..something new and I wanna try! Thanks

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  20. I like the idea!! And they sound delicious!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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