Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sablés Korova (Korova Cookies)

sable korova

When hubby came with the word travelling, there will followed words that ring my bell a dark wicked chocolate cookie, a real grown-up cookies, a heavenly dark chocolate to go, a pick me up without the risk of spilling the car seat, a chocolate indulgent accompany a long endless road.

My choice is on so legendary Pierre Herme's Korova Cookies. Which renamed by Dorie Greenspan World Peace Cookies. An easy making cookies yet it has intense chocolate flavor and the sweetness balanced by fleur de sel, the sea salt.

The French word sables means 'sand cookies' or 'sandies,'
so named because of their fine, crumbly texture.
~ All Recipes

Sable is a classic French cookie originating in Normandy.
French for "sand", which refers to the sandy texture of
this delicate and crumbly shortbread-like cookie.
~ Joy of Baking

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If you follow the instruction to the last dot, you will enjoy this heavenly moment, like mine. I added silvered almond and chopped white chocolate to counterbalance the bitterness of dark Ghana.

Sablés Korova (Korova Cookies)

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
8 tablespoons plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel, or 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small bits
1 . Sift the flour, cocoa, and baking soda together and keep close at hand. Put the butter in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until the butter is soft and creamy. (Alternatively, you can do this and all subsequent steps by hand, working with a sturdy rubber spatula.) Add both sugars, the salt, and vanilla extract and beat for another minute or two. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the sifted dry ingredients. Mix only until the dry ingredients are incorporated — the dough will look crumbly, and that’s just right. For the best texture, you want to work the dough as little as possible once the flour is added. Toss in the chocolate pieces and mix only to incorporate.

2. Turn the dough out onto a smooth work surface and squeeze it so that it sticks together in large clumps. Gather the dough into a ball, divide it in half, and working with one half at a time, shape the dough into logs that are 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) in diameter. (Cookie-dough logs have a way of ending up with hollow centers, so as you’re shaping each log, flatten it once or twice and roll it up from one long side to the other, just to make certain you haven’t got an air channel.) Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and chill them for at least 1 hour.
(Wrapped airtight, the logs can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for I month.)

3. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and keep them close at hand.

4. Working with a sharp thin-bladed knife, slice the logs into rounds that are 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick. (Don’t be upset if the rounds break; just squeeze the broken-off bit back onto the cookie.) Place the cookies on the parchment-lined sheets, leaving about 1 inch (2.5 cm) spread space between them.

5. Bake only one sheet of cookies at a time, and bake each sheet for 12 minutes. The cookies will not look done, nor will they be firm, but that’s just the way they should be. Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack and let the cookies stand until they are only just warm or until they reach room temperature — it’s your call. Repeat with the second sheet of cookies.
Note: The dough can be made ahead and chilled or frozen. If you’ve frozen the dough, you needn’t defrost it before baking — just slice the logs and bake the cookies 1 minute longer. Packed airtight, baked cookies will keep at room temperature for up to 3 days; they can be frozen for up to 1 month.

sable korova



  1. Happy New year 2oo9 mbak Rita.. have a happy holiday.....

  2. Love the pict.. :)
    Met tahun baru yah, Mba Rita.

  3. Mpok Kenon memang idolaku... selalu berhasil bikin ileran :D

    Aku kalo bikin kukis jadinya lama... soalnya pake mini oven.. jadi kalo masak kukis bisa berjam-jam didapur :D

  4. seandainya tetanggan, wakakak mentaaa maksudnya

  5. Met tahun baru ya Rit. Dikirimi sak kotakn nggak nolak..he..he :D

  6. Rita, congratulation menang dmblgit!! no doubt it is a stunning picture as usual.

  7. met tahun baru nih Rita....selamat menang DMBLGIT yah!

  8. seringggggggg makannnn tapi beli hehhehehee

    congrats ya Rita potonya menang! u are the best deh ;))

  9. gue kyk ngeliat brownies.. enak nih
    met taon baru ya bu, and selamat tuk DMBLGIT,

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  11. selamat tahun baru juga mak. pengen nyoba bikin dweh, kliatan nyoklat n ngenak..

  12. ritttt met taun baruuu

    nyang pait2 gini nih yg bikin ketagihannn (iihhh koyo opo waeee)

    seneng ei sama bg botol syusyuna....lutunaaa

  13. Hi Rit, Apa kabarnya nih... ajarin aku moto donk

  14. Selamat ya Rit, TOP deh pokoknya foto2nya. Ditunggu resep2nya lagi :)

  15. whuaaw... maooo bgt yg ini!

    Hehee, dimaapin aja kompinya ya mbak, emang dia ga punya perasaan kok. Btw, mie ayamku tuh cenderung mi ayam Solo, bkn mi ayam Jkt yg hmpr mirip punya Es Teler 77.
    Kapan nih mudik ke Malang?

  16. Alika operasi kidneynya... tapi skrg udah membaik

  17. Rita.... met' taun baru, met ' menang DMBLGIT, met' ngeblog lagi (


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