I know, palets bretons are not supposed to be blue. But these ones, they ate Smurfs!
I just wanted to make blue palets bretons, that’s all. There’s no particular reason to that, other than I wanted to have some fun… well, there is a reason, even two: first one is that the Cookie Monster now follows me on Twitter and I promised to bake him some blue cookies; the other reason, you’ll have to wait a little to find out😉
Makes 2 dozen
- 4 egg yolks
- 280g/9.87 oz. flour
- 110g/3.88 oz. caster sugar
- 160g/5.64 oz. salted butter, softened
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Blue food colouring
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffly. If you use liquid food colouring, add it now. Note: you will need to adjust the amount of flour to compensate for the extra liquid in the dough.
In another bowl, beat the butter until creamy.
Add the butter, flour and baking powder (and food colouring if you’re using powdered) to the egg-sugar mix.
Roll out your pastry to 1.5cm/1 inch thickness, or shape into a roll. Wrap in Clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F.
Butter some tartlet or muffin tins, and line with baking paper.
Cut 1.5cm/1 inch thick biscuits into the dough roll, or using a cookie-cutter, and put them carefully into the tins. This will keep the biscuits from spreading out too much, due to the high butter content in the dough.
Bake for about 15 minutes.