Sablés nantais

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      1 hr 50

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By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 1999

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Generally round with fluted edges, these golden crumbly biscuits melt in the mouth. It is due to this delicate crumbly texture that these biscuits from the French region of Nantes are called sablés, from the French word ‘sable’, meaning sand.


  • 200 g ( oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 200 g (


  1. Preheat the oven to moderately hot 190°C (375°F/Gas 5). Brush two baking trays with melted butter and refrigerate.
  2. Using a wooden spoon or electric whisk, cream together the butter and the sugar. Mix together half of the beaten egg with the egg yolks a