A tribute to good old days with langue-de-chat (finger-biscuits)
Some speaks of comfort food, others about nostalgia for childhood… One thing is sure, old cakes are back in force! If I talk about madeleines, eclairs or financier, then you’ll say unanimously that they are part of your classics. Well imagine, that a few years ago, they were still sidelined! Fortunately, we can trust our taste of good old times :-)
In France, langue-de-chat (literally cat’s tongue) are very popular with a glass of champagne, chocolate mousse, with a fruit salad or just for tea time. There are one of my favourites!
LANGUE DE CHAT
Prep time: 20 min
Cooking time: 10 to 12 min
Ingredients for about 50 biscuits
160g icing sugar
2 tbsp vanilla sugar
2 eggs white
160g plain flour
1. Using a wooden spoon, soften the diced butter in a water-bath, until you obtain a paste. Then, homogenize it giving a few lashes. Successively, add the icing sugar, vanilla sugar and egg whites, taking care to mix well between each whisk. Stir the sifted flour ad mix with a wooden spoon until a smooth paste.
2. Preheat the oven to 160°C/T5/320°F. On a plate lined with baking paper, draw small 6 cm long sticks, using a pastry bag (plain nozzle 5mm). Make sure you leave enough space between the biscuits because they may spread during cooking. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, until they get blond-coloured. Let cool before taking off the cookies with a spatula. Store in an airtight.