autumn in spring

november, 2013.

when the spring feels more like autumn,
and the days are cold and cloudy
i turn on the oven and bake


langue de chat
original recipe from "cuaderno dulce"
by pascale alemany*


125 g flour
130 g sugar
100 g butter, softened
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

i also added:
a bit of lemon zest

preheat the oven at 210ºc. blend together the sugar and butter.
lightly whisk the egg whites and pour them slowly into the sugar.
add the remaining ingredients and mix til smooth.

using a spoon, spread the batter on a silicone mat
in small & long portions of roughly 5  or 7 cm
and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, til the sides are golden brown.

best served on a rainy day with a cup a tea and a good book.

* a few months ago, i had the chance to attend to one of pascale's cooking classes
she's a wonderful person and an amazing cook. if you live in buenos aires, i recommend them wholeheartedly.
classes are announced here


  1. "best served on a rainy day with a cup a tea and a good book."

    ya me diste ganas de hacerlas!!! (aunque aca, 32º para hoy, uhm)

    1. hacelassssss, son súper fáciles y no requieren demasiado tiempo de horno prendido :)

  2. i think i need to start to bake

    1. you should definitely bake a batch of these cookies, they are simple and delicious :)

  3. las lenguas de gato son *siempre* un buen plan, ñam. Me robé unas para el helado :)
    por favor, esos platos ¿son ingleses?

    1. jaja, sí. siempre. ñomñom!

      el bowl grande con las guardas doradas es industria argentina, el bowl chico y el platito color crema son ingleses :)

  4. I quote Silvia: lingue di gatto ♥!!!

  5. What a lovely recipe and as always, I love your photographs. May I ask, do you always shoot with film?

  6. The light is so soft and beautiful! I haven't eaten "linguas de gato" (in portuguese) for ages! I definitely have to try out this recipe :)

  7. yummy!!! I think I should go and buy some!♥

  8. This post reminds me... one of the first posts I saved from your blog was your chocolate and nutella mugcake recipe. Best thing I ever did! (http://curatingcuteness.com/2012/10/mug-cake/)

  9. I love this so much I wanna go back in time and remake this cookies and eat this and have some kind of tea party. LOL! I wonder what film you used here?