Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Almond Sables

Almond Sables, also known as Breton Biscuits are classic French cookies hailing from Normandy. This vegan version comes from Linda Majzlik's A Taste of Vegan France. An extremely simple cookie to make, it is best enjoyed in solitude with a steaming bowl of cafe au lait.

Difficulty Level: Facile

What you need:
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegan margarine
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 tbsp. soy milk
What to do:
  1. Sift flour and baking powder together into a mixing bowl and stir in the ground almonds. Rub in the margarine and then add the sugar. Add the almond extract and gradually pour in the soy milk until a soft dough forms.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll the dough out to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut it into small circles or squares, gathering up and re-rolling the dough until it is all used up.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Bon appetit! Serves: Many
  4. Transfer cookies to a well-oiled baking sheet


  1. Ooh, I am so glad I am following your blog now! I love veganising French food and have been wondering if I should buy this book, do you recommend it?

  2. Salut Mandee,
    Yes, I think it's a good one...especially because they are so rare!

  3. I am a sucker for all things almond. The cookies sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing. :)