hocolate cookie and strawberry cakes that I’m making today are perfect combination of chocolate cookies, vanilla flavored crème mousseline and fresh strawberries! Yum!
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies?
First I will make what is known as ‘sablé’ cookies, and I’m gonna upgrade those with some yummy chocolate chips! “Big deal” – you will say, “Another chocolate chip cookie recipe!” Well – you’ll be wrong! BTW – I have a post and a video about regular , so check it out later!
OK, let’s get back to our ‘sablé’ cookies! So – what are these? First, the word ‘sablé’ comes from French and it means ‘sandy’. The reason for this is that you need to rub your dry ingredients into the butter until the mixture become ‘sandy’. You can do this by hand, but I prefer using my food processor, of course!
So,that would be the first thing that sets sablé cookies apart from regular chocolate chip cookies. Next, there is no baking powder, baking soda or any other leavening agents in sablé cookies. Finally, the regular chocolate chip cookie dough is usually transferred onto a baking tray by a spoon or a cookie scoop. On the other hand, to make my chocolate chip sablé cookies I will need a rolling pin and round cookie cutter. That way, I’ll make perfectly round, even and neat cookies, and I love it! Do you still think that this is ‘just another chocolate chip cookie recipe’? Didn’t think so! :)
What is Crème Mousseline?
I will fill my chocolate cookie and Strawberry mini cakes with vanilla flavored crème mousseline. Crème mousseline is actually a variation of crème pâtissière, or pastry cream. When you add softened butter to cooled creme pâtissière, you have made crème mousseline – simple! Anyway, if you want to find out more about and it’s variants, check my post about that.
What is “Fraisier”?
Maybe you’ve noticed – maybe you didn’t, but my chocolate cookie and strawberry mini cakes resemble famous French “Fraisier” cake. Well, you are right! Actually, I was inspired by Fraisier when I was creating this recipe! BTW, in French strawberries are called “fraises”, so that’s where the name came from. The only difference is that this worldwide known French classic is made of genoise sponge cake, and I, on the other hand, have decided to make crumbly and delicious chocolate chip sablé cookies. Why? Well, why not? Also, Fraisier is often topped with , or colored marzipan, but I didn’t do that. I just wanted something delicious yet extremely simple! There, now you know all the facts, so it’s time to roll up our sleeves and make some delicious Chocolate Cookie and Strawberry Mini Cakes! Bon appétit!
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