FFwD: Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables

Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is a strange, little cookie. Grated egg yolk. Kalamata olives. Powdered sugar. Potato starch. So strange and yet so delightful — it’s Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables.

I really was a little skeptical about these and they are certainly not the type off cookie you necessarily want to dip in milk or anything, but we both really liked them. I think they’d work well paired with some cheese and fruit for a light dessert. They are a little salty and a little sweet.

Notes:
1. I actually already had potato starch that I had bought for a different recipe, so that was good.
2. I made a 1/3 of a recipe (used the rest of the hard boiled egg chopped up on a big dinner salad), because it did sound a little strange (and there are only two of us).
3. Lemon zest! I added a little to the dough. I was originally thinking orange zest (which I still think would be really great here), but I only had lemons.

Here’s a link to everyone’s French Fridays posts and my photos below.

Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables

Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables

Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables

Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables

Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables

9 Replies to “FFwD: Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables”

  1. I’m with you on the strange and delightful aspect! I felt the same way. I used a lime flavored olive oil in mine, and the flavor was lovely. I’m sure the lemon zest was wonderful. Beautiful photos! Have a great weekend!

  2. I was skeptical about these too, but in the end, I liked them! Citrus zest is a great idea. Herbs, too, I’m thinking.

  3. Hi Amyah: This post is for the French Fridays with Dorie on-going event where a lot of bloggers make recipes form the cookbook and post their experiences on their blog.
    We’re not supposed to post the recipes in full but it can be found in the cookbook, Around my French Table by Dorie Greenspan.

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