Friday, September 21, 2007

Madeleines

This little 'tea cakes' also known by many as Madeleines were created by the French in the 17th century by Madeleine Simonin. It said that the Cardinal was so pleased with the little cakes that he christened them Madeleines.

This little cakes always been my favourite but is expensive to buy it. So I decided to make some for tea. Being a lemon lover, these little treats are hard to resists.

There are plenty of madeleine recipes out there but most of them need to let the batter sit in the fridge overnight or at least an hour before baking them. For this recipe you can bake it right away.

Ingredients :
Recipe from Martha Stewart.com


8 tbsp of melted butter ( 1 stick)
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of cake flour
Pinch of salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
Grated zest of 1 lemon
Powder sugar for dusting

1) Pre-heat over to 375 F, Butter and lightly flour the Madeleine pan.
2) Beat eggs, sugar together until pale and foamy
3) Add in vanilla and lemon zest, then the flour and salt. Beat until just combined.
4) In a low speed, pour in melted butter in a steady stream until incorporated.
5) Spoon batter into madeleine pan and bake for 8-10 minutes until its golden brown.
6) Turn over immediately onto cooling rack.
7) Dust with some confectioners sugar and serve.

12 comments:

Retno Prihadana said...

wouw...sweet cakes, can I have 2 or three pieces? ^_^

beachlover said...

Gert..you pandai make kek la!.I'm looking for this cookies recipe.My hubby love to buy black and white cookies,same shape as your from 7-11.I'm going to try your recipe..thanks for sharing!!

Cat Cat said...

Gert, I'm a lousy baker lah... Looking at your little cookies, makes me wanted to bake some.. But again, aiyo - takut tak jadi, babe... Sai sem kei aje...

Aiyah Nonya said...

I am a losy baker too. Your cake, cookies and now madeleines always so good.
I love madelines too.

Amelia said...

Hey, go check our blog..haha!

Jun :) said...

Gert, always found madeleines either in blogs or others..but i dont have the special pan for it..nnti shape x jadi mcm tu...x cantikla kan? hmm..nampak urs, excited nk try jugak...

I Cook4Fun said...

Retno, of course you can have as many as you want :)

Beachlover, this is more like sponge cake than cookies. Are you sure they are the same kind?

Cat, try lah make some simple cake. Don't stop baking until you get it right :)

Nonya, I too like Madeleines. I bake only a batch and when hubby came home from work he sapu everything :)

Amelia, I am very proud of you :)

Jun, normally people bake Madeleines in this shape. I pun bake some in those very tiny muffin tray. Maybe you can use that.

PEARLY said...

WOW I LOVE THIS madelines CAKE TOO
BUT NEVER BAKE IT BE4 SINCE U POST THE RECIPE NOW i COULD COPY IT AND MAKE SOME AT WORK FOR OUR MY LITTLE KIDS AT WORK AND MYSELF THANK FOR SHARING WELDONEXXXXX

Bini Mokhtar said...

wow tis is my hubby's favourite but most of the times we juz buy from Champion's or the nearest boulangerie but now that we are back in MY, i will definitely give it a try. thanks for the recipe yah!

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I Cook4Fun said...

Pearly,
Hope the kids will like it.

bini mokhtar, thanks for dropping by. I thought of visiting your blog but is only for invited readers only.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

I made madeleines recently too. With a jasmine bud green tea infusion. They were lovely but sooo much butter!

I Cook4Fun said...

Wondering chopsticks, yeah, is a lot of butter. Fattening isn't it :)