December draws the year to a close on a sweet note.
Christmas is a season that presents you a golden ticket into a Willy Wonka-like world of delectable treats; new and imaginative flavours of Bûche de Noël, milk chocolate pralines and peppermint ganache .
I intended to bake something conventionally Christmas-y; instead, I decided to go with something savoury-sweet. Even for someone with a sweet tooth, I have conceded to sugar and chocolate overload during this festive season.
With these sablés, I was able to counter my O.D. on sugar by disguising them with a light touch of rosemary.
The sablés took on a whole new flavour from the rosemary – pine-like, woody and very savoury. I like them very much; they crumble away like sand and taste like Christmas. Why Christmas? You may ask. Well, rosemary makes me think of pine trees, fireplace, and warmth – the stuff Christmas is made of.
These are definitely going into my repertoire for Christmas baking. After all, they do smell of Christmas.