FFwD: David’s Seaweed Sablés

FFwd David’s Seaweed Sablés

Okay, ya’ll — seaweed cookies for French Fridays with Dorie. I’m actually okay with that, in fact, I thought I would even like them. But, I just thought they were too salty. One thing I did do was add a mix of black and white sesame seeds to about half of them and I thought those were kind of good, jwa did too.

But really, this is not one I would probably make again. In fact, just tonight I asked jwa if he wanted another cookie and he was all, “No, that’s okay, I had one at lunch.” When was the last time you skipped an evening cookie (a super small one, even) because you had one at lunch? Exactly. Anywho…

1. I halved the recipe (yes, I halved the egg yolk too) and I only got about 15 cookies. I don’t see how a full recipe could possibly make 70 cookies? Did anyone get even close to that?
2. Like I mentioned above, I added sesame seeds to the tops of about half before baking. Those weren’t too bad.
3. My dough was very crumbly (even after refrigerating for a few hours). I’m assuming I just measured my flour badly.
4. I still have the utmost faith in Dorie’s baking recipes as her Good for Almost Everything Pie Dough is still, hands down, the absolutely best in the world pie dough. I just used it to make homemade pop tarts and they were amazing!

Okay, on with the pictures and a link to everyone’s posts!

FFwd David’s Seaweed Sablés
Toasted Nori ready to go.

FFwd David’s Seaweed Sablés
Mixing up the dough with half an egg yolk, yo.

FFwd David’s Seaweed Sablés
It looks kind of pretty…

FFwd David’s Seaweed Sablés
Dough chilled and sliced, ready to bake.

FFwd David’s Seaweed Sablés
Out of the oven…who will try one first?

FFwd David’s Seaweed Sablés
Tasty sesame seeds…they really worked here!

16 Replies to “FFwD: David’s Seaweed Sablés”

  1. I love mixed sesame seed topping…so pretty. I passed this week…knew my family would snub these! But I’m enjoying everyone’s reviews~

  2. The sesame see topper was a great idea! Not enough to save the cookie but still a good idea:) I’m curious why I can post on your wordpress site and I can’t most, sometimes not even the FF page:(

  3. I did the whole recipe and got around 50 cookies but maybe I sliced mine too thick? I remember for the onion biscuits I got way less than I was supposed to so maybe I am just one of those dumb Americans who makes everything too big and I don’t understand what the size of a “nibble” should be. Anywho, your sesame seed topper looks really great. I wish I had thought to do that. My husband was not a big fan either so these cookies are most likely a one time deal at our house too.

  4. Liz: That was probably a good idea! 🙂
    Diana: Thanks! 😉
    Lola: Hmmm, my wordpress is the server-installed version and I’m not hosting my site at wordpress’s website. Maybe that makes a difference? And thanks!
    Maggie: Then I make everything way too big then also! 🙂

  5. I’m down with the sesame seeds, but could do without the nori. I’m dieting, so I’m kind of glad that I didn’t like these cookies. I had absolutely no temptation to eat more than one.

  6. I’ll bet these were good with sesame seeds – but without the Nori.
    We adored Portland! There were so many good restaurants – and the Pearl Bakery! I’m going to write a post obout the Epicurian Tour we went on. It’s so gorgeous and green compared to here. I do love the beach, but I miss the trees.

  7. Pretty much the same in my house. My husband, who is a total cookie monster, ate 2 and then was done. We actually had to toss them out.

  8. Hubby was not too pleased but I truly enjoyed them. Tricia thought they were fishy and i will admit
    when I tasted the nori plain I thought that also. But when finished, I did not taste fish. I like the idea of the
    sesame topping, I’m sure it was quite tasty.

  9. Eileen: That actually worked out quite well then, didn’t it? 😉
    Denise: they did!
    Susan: Oh, I’m really excited to hear about the Epicurean Tour…I’ve always wanted to do that!
    Cher: Thanks! Yeah, it seemed like the full recipe couldn’t really make more than 35-40…
    Rose: That’s too bad! Well, I guess they all can’t be absolute winners.
    Nana: I’m glad you liked them! 🙂

  10. I halved the recipe too, and I got about 20 cookies. I sliced them as thin as I could but it wasn’t the less than 1/4″ that was suggested. I think they would have fallen apart at that size. Everyone in my house loved them though.

  11. Although this sablé isn’t a repeater for me, I liked the two-color sesame seeds approach that you used. I think my rolls were smaller, almost like a silver dollar (if you remember what those look like) and I sliced them very think. So I DID get 5 dozen out of the batch. But, no one ate them. I think adding seaweed is an affront to the good basic French sablé.

  12. I totally adore the black sesame.. I find this fusion idea really original.. I’ll try them maybe in the weekend!

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