Saturday, November 3, 2012

Little Prince Cookies

This is definitely like traveling back in time. In this part of Europe, the little prince’s cookie is a childhood classic and I guess everyone reading this article will have childhood memories popping up in his mind. If for breakfast, the 10 o’clock break at school, or a milk and cookies session among friends, most of us do remember this cookie.


I remember, when I grew older and started traveling with school or participated in sports weeks, my mom always packed some little prince cookies for me. So even now, almost 15 years later, this cookie is related to primary school or traveling. Thinking of the cookie is like starting a diashow of childhood memories.


Recently, I discovered the recipe of the homemade version in one of my cookbooks and I decided that after the homemade oreos’ success I’d try these. And this is the outcome. I have to say I am satisfied with the result. For the chocolate ganache it is very important that you take chocolate of good quality. For me Côte d’Or is the one and only chocolate when it comes to preparing a ganache, especially the milk chocolate.

For 10 Cookies you need:

140g flour
50g sugar
60g salted butter
6cl liquid cream
1ts vanilla extract
1 egg yolk

For the Ganache: 

200g milk chocolate
8cl liquid cream

Preheat the oven to 180C°

Cut the butter into little pieces. Add the flour and the sugar and mix until the dough looks like breadcrumbs. Now you can add the liquid cream and the vanilla extract and mix again until you get an even dough. Put the dough into the fridge for 30min.

Roll out the dough on the work surface and cut the cookies out with a cookie cutter. The dough shouldn't be thicker than 2-3mm. Place the cookies on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until they get golden brown.


Cut the milk chocolate into little pieces and melt it in a sauce pan with the liquid cream. Mix until you get a thick cream. 


Spread the ganache on one cookie and top with another. 


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