french-cookies

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I stumbled across this recipe yesterday and loved the fact that it required small quantities of very few ingredients. I also loved the lovely, lacy texture of the finished cookie. You can imagine my surprise and brief disappointment when my cookies came out of the oven without that dappled look, even though I followed the recipe to the letter, and watched the cook’s accompanying video twice. Either the recipe has some flaws, or I was having an off day. Also, rather than making twenty wafers, I ended up with ten. Hmmm.

However, it all ended up okay, because these thin, French wafers still looked and tasted divine with a small scoop of vanilla bean gelato in them. The spoon looked pretty and I thought it might be needed, but it was easier to just pick these up and eat them out of hand.

Coffee tuiles, a recipe from a lovely blog, Eugenie Kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon warm espresso
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

In a small bowl, stir together the water, warm espresso, and melted butter. Mix well. Stir in confectioners’ sugar. Finally sift in all-purpose flour. Whisk until homogeneous. The batter will be very liquidy. Let chill in the refrigerator for one hour.

On a silpat, or a greased pan, make disks with a teaspoon of batter. Spread the batter flat with the back of the teaspoon.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until dry and set. (It’s hard to tell when they’re done. I took my first sheet out a minute too soon, and the cookies never got super brittle. It might be worth it to try baking just one, to nail down the baking time.)

Out of oven, immediately transfer the disks to a rolling pin. And press the ends of the wafers to form roof tiles.

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Restaurant Review : Paulette (Desserts, Macarons) Little Tokyo, DTLA *7 out of 10*

Pretty, tasty, colorful, sweet, nutty sweets with a chewy center: that’s how I describe the perfect macaron.  

A new location opened up in the Little Tokyo Galleria next to Woori Supermarket in Little Tokyo, DTLA and of course I had to go and check it out.  

This location is a very simple, kinda’ sterile looking place that sells slush drinks, boba, coffee & tea along with their macarons.  Parking is a breeze…there’s plenty of space and it’s free for 2 hours with validation/receipt.

Macarons are $1.70 each…
2 for $4.00 w/box, 6 for $10.50 w/box, and 12 for $19.00 w/box.

I tried the Caramel(9 stars), Rose(5 stars), and the Colombian Coffee (6 stars). Surprisingly the Caramel with Ganache and Fleur De Sel was amazing especially since I thought that I would like this the least.  It was exactly how I would describe the perfect macaron.   The Rose and Coffee were just average.  

P.S. I’m super excited to go back to try all of the other flavors!

Paulette
333n S Alameda St #103
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 621-4457
http://paulettemacaron…