ffwD: David’s Seaweed Sablés

I made this week’s assignment at the last minute. Literally. I was stirring the dough at 10:30 P.M. Thursday night after watching Game 5 of the NBA Finals. (Go, Duke alum Shane Battier! Go, Filipino coach Erik Spoelstra!) I allowed the dough logs to chill for exactly one hour, sliced up the logs, and popped them into the oven around 11:45 P.M. At midnight, I tasted one of the sables while watching the never-ending highlights of the game (Thanks, ESPN!), and I was pleased by the result. The sables definitely leaned toward the buttery/salty/savory side, so I can see why Dorie placed them in her appetizer/starter section rather than her dessert section. The chopped up seaweed was a new twist, but I’m not sure how seaweed itself is very French. But, who cares? They were tasty and could be served with champagne, a la the Miami Heat locker room!

To see if others liked David’s seaweed sables, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 09:27:25

    Okay, seaweed in sables is a new one to me, but yours do look delicious and I love, love, love the idea of them with champagne. How could that be anything but grand?

  2. Garden Correspondent
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 09:27:52

    Seaweed sables! That sounds so intriguing, and I could tell myself they are healthy…

  3. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 09:33:40

    I like the idea of chopped up seaweed! Must try out the recipe soon! 🙂

  4. Lisa {smart food and fit} (@LisaNutrition)
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 13:38:36

    I agree sounds intriguing! I bet they taste wonderful!

  5. Cher
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 14:02:27

    I was wondering what your take on these would be 🙂
    Champagne, indeed!

  6. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 14:13:39

    The champagne would certainly make them taste better! Have a great weekend!

  7. Dara
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 14:16:15

    I am very intrigued. I do enjoy seaweed – and champagne improves everything.

  8. amanda
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 14:53:55

    Hmmm, interesting. I am intrigued by trying this as an appetizer. They look lovely.

  9. Choc Chip Uru
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 15:38:48

    Healthy and unique sounding my friend 😀
    Super delish!

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Chaya
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 16:26:46

    Where do you get seaweed? This intrigues me.

  11. Norma Chang
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 18:22:44

    What kind of seaweed did you use?

  12. bakeawaywithme.com
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 19:00:07

    Champagne sounds like a great accompaniment! I liked them too! Yours look delicious! Have a great weekend!!

  13. Liz
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 20:24:32

    I’m glad to know you enjoyed these…I may have to make up a fraction of the batch just out of curiosity 🙂

  14. Bam's Kitchen
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 20:53:08

    Maybe seaweed sables and sake!

  15. Barb @ Profiteroles & Ponytails
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 23:04:13

    Very original. I’d love to try one of yours, as I’m a bit hesitant to make them…..

  16. Elaine
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 23:56:15

    They look great! That’s what I enjoyed about these besides the flavor is that they were so easy to put together and it’s great when you can just freeze one of the logs to bake later.

  17. hotlyspiced
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 00:11:58

    What wonderful looking savoury biscuits and I can see why these are a great appetiser and would go so very well with a glass or two of champagne xx

  18. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 03:34:07

    This is the first time I heard of these biscuits, but I totally adore the idea. I love seaweed, it’s so tasty!

  19. Cakelaw
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 04:46:41

    That was dedicated of you to stay up all night making them – I would have been tempted to skip it by then. Glad it was worth the effort and you enjoyed them – I did too.

  20. Kanan
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 07:28:41

    this looks fantastic.

  21. alwaysaddmorebutter
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 08:18:14

    This was such a divisive recipe! I really liked them too and even think that I might bake them for our big wine event in the fall at work. I think they were really delicious and very interesting. Always fun to try something new and different!

  22. Trevor Sis Boom
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 09:36:04

    I barely pulled this one out on time as well. I’m surprised that people seemed inclined to make a dessert out of these at all. I liked them but wanted to put them into context by eating them in paris. Back home they did’t quite get appreciated the same way.

  23. ceciliag
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 12:04:46

    where did you get your seaweed though, i can’t find any down here on the prairies! c

  24. loavesandstitches
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 13:49:15

    They look good! I like that they were easy enough to be a last minute thing.

  25. thebigfatnoodle
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 15:02:47

    What an innovative recipe!

  26. vianney
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 17:48:12

    seaweed sables, how cool!!! love,love shane battier ever since he was a houston rocket!

  27. Mary Hirsch
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 18:30:58

    Ever the sports fan, huh. Me, too. I grew up in a baseball family, dad and brother both pro players, and didn’t know little girls played with dolls. I had a mitt and ball when I was 5. These seaweed guys were unique and fun to make. Only once. Not adding them to my list of Do-again’s.

  28. Frankly Entertaining (@frentertaining)
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 20:59:32

    We really enjoyed these at our house. No champagne for us, but the kids thought they were a great mid-morning snack.

  29. LV Davis (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 23:07:55

    This looks very interesting. I have never had this before. Hmmm????

  30. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 02:32:21

    What an interesting cookie recipe! Did you taste any seaweed in cookies at all? Well, seaweed has good nutrition so at least it’s good for you… It might go well with a cup of green tea? 🙂

  31. muppy
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 05:09:12

    that is quite hilarious baking so late! lucky you 🙂

  32. Jasline
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 08:07:22

    This looks very interesting! I’ve not tried making savoury cookies before… yours look so delicious that I hope to try them soon!

  33. Ronda
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 08:27:25

    Very interesting. I am off to look up that recipe…

  34. ohfishiee
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 08:42:28

    wow you bake so well even while concentrating on the game 🙂 delicious midnight snack eh

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  35. nana
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 10:44:20

    Champagne works for me. I thought they were pretty good and would like to try them with other ingredients. Good job.

  36. Beth
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 11:45:39

    It’s a unique recipe, but I think I’d like it! Congratulations on your “last minute” post.

  37. Ryan
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 12:02:26

    I would never come up with this combination in a million years, but like the idea of serving it with Champagne! Leave it to Dorie to make this a winning combo. 🙂 Beautiful sables!

  38. atasteofmadess
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 13:04:13

    This sounds fabulous! I love seaweed as a snack, but I’ve never made anything with it. This looks great!

  39. Amanda Chic
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:16:27

    MMMMMm.. i really love it

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  40. dulceshome
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 15:18:44

    I liked these too. I served mine with white wine, but bubbles are always good and would be an even better choice!

    Your looks great. (and I’m happy to know that others fall behind too -made mine before work Thursday and baked after just before my guests arrived!)

    I’m actually going to make these again next weekend (maybe along with another version from Dorie). Sparkling wine will be seved!

  41. Simply Life
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 18:48:15

    oh these are so cute!

  42. Audrey Allure
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 08:10:47

    Looks yummy!

  43. Balvinder
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 09:11:10

    I have never eaten seaweed other than in sushi and in miso soup. Its interesting to see it in sables.

  44. Holly
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 10:40:41

    These sound very interesting! 🙂

  45. Alice
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:36:15

    Looks like you enjoyed these!! I haven’t made them yet since we were in Paris up until the night before the post came out! LOL!!

  46. mireia
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 12:08:57

    Yes, what it’s important is that they were tasty!!!

  47. Promenade Claire
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 13:37:45

    I like the sounds of sweet and savoury together

  48. JasmyneTea
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 07:24:08

    Yum, I love the balance of flavours in this recipe. And they look great too!

  49. jora
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 09:43:59

    I often find myself wondering what makes the recipe seem French. But most of them taste good, which is definitely most important!

  50. thekalechronicles
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 17:28:28

    They are very pretty.

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