French Lemon Discs

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Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

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The French name for these biscuits, palets des dames, is one I’ve always translated as ‘ladies’ discs’, not really knowing what the name referred to. After close to forty years of making these biscuits, I decided to look up palet in a dictionary; I found that it refers to a discus, the flat round object thrown by an athlete. Does the French name mean that ladies throw biscuits as a competitive sport? In any case, these are much better when inserted into the mouth than when thr