01 October 2010

Golden Pucks

The other day, I was on my way home and I just needed a little snack and a cup of coffee. I stopped into Financier, a fancy little pastry shop conveniently located at the top of the subway stairs in Grand Central. Being as they were out of my favorite flavor of macaron, I opted for a little plain cake called a "palet breton". It sent me over the edge - perfectly sweet and buttery, a little crumbly - I sat on the train in a trance, just tasting.

After I was done and had wiped my fingers on the inseam of my jeans, to avoid greasy streaks on the iPhone screen, I googled "palet breton", hoping to find a recipe. Nothing came up in English, and so today I tried again, availing myself of the "translate this page" button that the Google so nicely provides.

I did find one recipe that I think I'll try, and I might just write to Financier and ask them, unless you know of one and email it to me, but I did get some awesome translations, like this one!

Shuffleboard Breton - (courtesy of Google Translate)

Preparation: 15 min
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients (for about ten blanks):
- 1 egg yolk
- 60 g butter salt Ointment
- Milk
- 30 g sugar
- 75 g sifted flour


Blanch yellow with sugar, add butter, and pour one teaspoon of milk.
Add flour gradually, mixing, and form a ball.
Let stand in refrigerator 30 minutes.
Bondin form a long, and let stand 1 hour in refrigerator.
Cut a dozen pucks in the pudding, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Flatten with the palm pucks with his hand, and brush each pallet of milk.
Draw a fork braces on the surface of the pucks, and
Bake for 15 to 20 min at 200 ° C (th 6-7), so that the surface is golden pucks.

Butter salt ointment! Blanch yellow with sugar! Bondin form a long! Cut a dozen pucks in the pudding! I really am easy to please.


Harriet M. Welsch said...

What on earth is butter salt Ointment?

Anonymous said...

OK - challenge! Who is up for attempting to make these from this recipe, and this recipe alone? No cheating and looking up something else.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

The most delectable things are made with the fewest ingredients sometimes.

RuthWells said...

You had me at "butter salt ointment"!

Cold Spaghetti said...

This reminds me of the English translation instructions for Will's French homework. Things like "put the numbers in their good order." Love it.

meno said...

I think i'll just rub the butter salt ointment on some chocolate and call it good.

the queen said...

Oh, good god! I dare you to make that!

Bron said...

Confused. Very. And smacking my lips.

Dora said...

Hmmmm, I'll have to try that. The cake, not the recipe. I don't know how to butter salt ointment, and I'm too sleep deprived anyway. Which is your favorite macaron flavor? I love their banana, which they haven't had in a while. Their cheese danishes are divine. In a total other class from ordinary cheese danishes.

alejna said...

This makes me happy on so many levels. I'm quite tempted to try the recipe, just so I can flatten the palm pucks with his hand.

Mental P Mama said...

Oh, my. This just makes me want it more....

Anonymous said...

I will attempt this either tomorrow or Monday and record it. If anyone else is up for the challenge, email me and I will wait to post my results until you have a chance to do yours.

The Homesteading Hussy said...

hmm, I'll have one of those with my honey please. And I'm not talking about my husband.

Kevin McKeever said...

Hear that? It's my arteries hardening.

Mmmmm ...

bipolarlawyercook said...

I will look in my books when I get home, as I'm still away.

But: "After I was done and had wiped my fingers on the inseam of my jeans, to avoid greasy streaks on the iPhone screen"

OH. I would glomptackle you in person for just doing this and not giving a damn (and for the reason, your bb iPhone) if I were anywhere near you in person.

Bibliomama said...

It's a lot like my spoem (spam poem). Bake it sporadically!