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Breton sablé biscuit dough

Breton sablé biscuit dough

Brittany is famous for its rich, sandy textured "sablé" biscuits. Similar to shortbread, they are made with lots of butter and egg yolk, and just a hint of vanilla.

This dough can be made into simple biscuits – already delicious on their own – or used as the base for tarts and other desserts.

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Last modified on: August 1st 2018

For 650 g, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
26 min.26 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, wrapped in plastic film. Freezes very well.
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Step by step recipe

1 Breton sablé biscuit dough : Photo of step #1Sieve 250 g flour and 11 g baking powder* together.

Set aside.

*Translator's note: French baking powder is about twice the strength of the UK version. For UK baking powder, 6 level teaspoons would be the equivalent. I have not tried it, but think 4 might do the job.
3 min.
2 Breton sablé biscuit dough : Photo of step #2Put into a food-mixer bowl: 160 g butter,150 g caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar. 3 min.
3 Breton sablé biscuit dough : Photo of step #3Mix on medium speed until evenly mixed. 5 min.
4 Breton sablé biscuit dough : Photo of step #4Add 70 g egg yolk and mix again until evenly mixed. 5 min.
5 Breton sablé biscuit dough : Photo of step #5Tip in the flour + baking powder with 4 g fine (or table) salt.

Knead on slow speed until evenly mixed. Stop as soon as the dough is formed.
5 min.
6 Breton sablé biscuit dough : Photo of step #6Your Breton biscuit dough is ready. Weigh out into pieces of about 12 oz (325 g). Flatten into cakes and wrap in plastic film. Refrigerate overnight before using. 5 min.

Remarks

If you simply want to make Breton sablé biscuits, roll out the dough next day to just under half an inch (1 cm) thick and cut out to the size and shape of your choice. Bake at 360°F (180°C) for about 25 minutes.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
295935 gr347 gr159 gr
148 %14 %33 %24 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4525 gr53 gr24 gr
23 %2 %5 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 650 g : 2.09 €

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