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|Place of origin||France|
|Region or state||Caen, Normandy|
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The French word sable means "sand", which is the French term that takes the place of the English "breadcrumbs" in the context of baking: at the beginning of the recipe, the baker rubs cold butter into flour and sugar to form particles of dough resembling breadcrumbs or sand.
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