Around My French Table. The recipes for each month are selected by a group voting process and there is typically always one sweet treat during the month. I am not as consistent as I would like to be with participating every week, but I always try to make at least the sweet treat for the month. This month the sweet is Salted Butter Break Ups. What in the heck is a salted butter breakup? It's a giant shortbread-esque cookie with a slightly salty finish. There seems to be quite a trend with salty/sweet goodies these days.
This recipe is very similar to pie dough recipe but with a generous addition of sugar. It has an egg yolk wash on top and a little cross hatch pattern that you make using a fork. The giant cookie gets baked for about 35 minutes until the edges are browned and the center is golden and springs back a little bit when you press in the middle. The cookie cools and then you just break it up in free form pieces.
How is it? Good?? I am on the fence to be honest. I did enjoy the crispy edges. But in all fairness, I'm not big on shortbread and sugar cookies in general. I'm more of a Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie girl or a.....Ginger Snap girl. ;) But I did think I could make these my kind of cookie with a little Nutella love. Or a little touch of jam.
So how was it slathered in Nutella? Good! But who are we kidding? Nutella makes everything taste better.
I also had a few pieces with raspberry and strawberry jam along with cup of hot tea. Yep, that was my breakfast this morning. Dessert for breakfast always makes me happy. Crumbled salted butter break ups would be a great topping on your favorite ice cream.
To see how the rest of the French Fridays with Dorie bakers fared this week click here.