Sablé (biscuit)

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Sablé
Sablés au parmesan et au poivre vert.jpg
Sablé with Parmesan cheese and green pepper
TypeCookie
Place of originFrance
Region or stateCaen, Normandy
Main ingredientsShortbread

Sablé is a French round shortbread cookie that originates in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, in Sarthe.[1]

History[edit]

According to the letters of the Marquise de Sévigné, the cookie was created for the first time in Sablé-sur-Sarthe in 1670.[2]

The French word sable means "sand",[3] which is the French term that takes the place of the English "breadcrumbs". Generally, the baker begins the process by rubbing cold butter into flour and sugar to form particles of dough until the texture resembles that of breadcrumbs or sand.[4]

Recipe[edit]

Among the most well-known Sablé recipes are those of La Mère Poulard, and the cookies of Saint-Michel and Pont-Aven.

Sablés can be flavoured with almonds, lemon or orange zest.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ East, George (2012-01-03). French Impressions The Loire Valley. la Puce Publications. ISBN 9780956269171.
  2. ^ East, George (2012-01-03). French Impressions The Loire Valley. la Puce Publications. ISBN 9780956269171.
  3. ^ Herbst, S.T. (1987). The Joy of Cookies. Barron's. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-8120-5839-0. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Moskin, Julia. "Cookie Master". Retrieved 2018-08-30.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Sablés at Wikimedia Commons