Giant Cookie to Share (Le Broye du Poitou)

This BIG cookie is easy to prepare and even easier to share since you juts need to break off some pieces and eat!!

Another delicious recipe from “French Desserts” SWEETTABLESCAPES had to try. It is just perfect for a summer get-together when everyone can casually help themselves to a piece!

You’ll need:

3 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 sticks plus 2 Tbsp salted chilled butter, cut into small cubes

1 large egg

3 TBSp dark rum

1 large egg yolk


Preheat oven to 350 F. Place flour, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse 6 times.

Add the butter and process until the mixture is granular in texture.

Whisk the egg and rum in a small bowl, add to food processor, and process just until a ball forms.

It it is still too dry to form a ball, add 1 Tbsp of ice water at time until it comes together into a ball.

Place the dough on a large piece of plastic wrap. Press it down with the palms of your hands. Transfer to a baking sheet, removing the plastic wrap and continue shaping and pressing the disk until it is 1/2 inch thick and approximately 10-11 inches across. Pinch all the way around. Beat the egg yolk and brush it across the top.
Drag the tines of a fork from one end to the other several times to create a large criss-cross pattern.

Bake for 25-35 minutes, until golden.

Allow to cool for a t least 20 minutes on the baking sheet, then carefully slip it off onto a large round plate or tray.

To serve, present the whole cookie and let people break off pieces.



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