Tuesdays with Dorie: Palets de Dames, Lille Style

paletI made these Palets de dames from the Baking Chez Moi cookbook on Sunday, and brought with me to my grandmother’s nursing home and served them around her hallway. My grandmother had three of them, and enjoyed them very much.

I first iced some of them with white icing, then I added some pink food colouring to the icing mixture. After icing some more, I added blue colouring to the pink icing to get the purple effect.

They kind of tasted like Norwegian krumkaker, they were very easy to make and the colourful icing added a fun element.

Tastewise, for me, they were a bit boring and I kind of craved some strong black coffee to go with them.

By Anne

Anne is a librarian by day. By night, she reads. She knits. She watches movies and television shows. She enjoys board games. And posting on royal related forums.


  1. Your cookies are quite festive and colorful! Absolutely lovely! So nice to share them with your grandmothers friends at the nursing home! I’m sure they enjoyed them! Happy baking!

  2. I am glad your grandmother enjoyed them, they look so pretty with the colored icing. I agree, a nice
    cup of espresso would go perfectly.

  3. Gorgeous coloring- you really have inspired me to play around with the icing colors next time. And there WILL be a next time- these were fabulous ! Lovely that you got to share them with your Grandmother and her nursing home. I imagine they were incredibly appreciated 🙂

  4. Oh, so pretty! I love the image of you passing these out at the home and everyone enjoying them and feeling special to get such a treat you made.

  5. What fun colors for the frosting! I bet your grandmother and friends loved these. That is sweet that you took them to share. Glad you are baking along! 🙂

  6. So interesting that you crave coffee with them. My first reaction was that they need to be served with tea! I guess they match well with caffeine!

  7. They turned out beautifully! And so lovely that you brought them to share with your grandmother and her fellow residents.

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