I have a very lucky friend who will soon visit Paris, so I lent her my copy of Dorie Greenspan’s Paris Sweets. In it, Ms. Greenspan profiles a number of Parisian patisseries and shares their recipes. Last night I needed to bring a sweet to a knitting session and I thought of that book and probably its most celebrated recipe – the one for Korova Cookies. Do you know this cookie? So many people have written about the Korovas, that all I will say is I can’t think of one drawback to them. The only people who might have a problem with them would be those who don’t like chocolate or who are vegan – the Korovas do contain butter. If that does not describe you, please try this recipe. Trust me, this is one extraordinary cookie. And if you can’t visit Paris, why not at least eat like you are already there?
Because so many people have written about Korovas, I knew it would be easy to find the recipe on the internet. It was. The funny thing is, I remembered sprinkling fleur de sel on these and as you can see above, I did so again. (Not as much as it seems in the photo though; some of those lighter spots on the cookies are actually light reflecting off the smooth surface of chopped, melted bittersweet chocolate.) But none of the recipes I found online included the salt sprinkles on top. A mystery. Ah well – it’s probably gilding the lily anyway. Please click here to find the recipe.