Monday, November 24, 2008

Madeleines II

There is something about Madeleines that I love. Is it a cake or a cookie? For me I think is a little bit of both. Carlos just loves these Madeleine as it’s crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. Its best enjoyed when it’s freshly out of the oven. They can be stored for a day or two but will lose that just cooked crisp outside if you store it longer.

Ingredients:

1 stick or 1/2 cup butter
1 cup of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1 pinch of salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp of orange zest
1 tsp of essence vanilla
2 tbsp of dark cocoa powder + 2 tbsp of water (make into paste)

1. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Remove and let it cool down.
2. Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Beat sugar and eggs until it triple the volume. Add in vanilla and orange zest.
3. Lower the mixer speed and slowly add in the flour, a little at a time until its well mix. Fold in the melted butter. Set the batter to rest in the fridge for half an hour.
4. Pre-heat oven to 325 degree F. Brush madeleines pan generously with melted butter or spray it with non-stick spray.
5. Remove about 1/2 of the cake mixture and mix it with the cocoa paste. Mix well. Fill the pan with batter. Half plain and half with the chocolate batter.
6. Bake for 12-15 min or until the edges are golden brown and center spring back when lightly touched
7. Remove the pan from oven and remove the madeleines, and then leave them to cool on wire racks.


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14 comments:

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
They look so cute... Look like kuih baulu, kan...???

Elinluv said...

I don't have a madeleine pan so have to get one when I next visit the cake utensils shop :)
Will add it in my To-Do List! ^ *

Beachlover said...

aahaa!! Gert I just thinking about baking Madeleines,and you sudah baked now! LOL!.You know the last time and 1 st time I baked Medeleines was last year and at that time I just learning how to bake ! now sudah ada 2 pans ,sentuh punya belum!..I like your zebra design.Your photos is looking good leh.

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Mat Gebu said...

Hmm..dah lama sangat nak buat madeleines, tapi acuan susah nak cari kat Johor Baru ni...tapikan Gert..i lagi sukaaa, cawan Royal Albert u tuu...

Fearless Kitchen said...

These look great. I love madeleines! I like how you used cocoa powder - that's something I haven't seen in other madeleine recipes.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks really good! I don't have a madeleine pan, not sure to invest or not.

Happy cook said...

OH i think you just read my mind. Latley i have been thinking i should byt a pan to make them.
These look so yumm

mycookinghut said...

I love madeleines too.. I don't remember when was the last time I made these..ermmm...
A cup of black earl grey is great with these yummy little ones!!

VG said...

Love madeleines too. haven't made it for some time, so thanks for the inspirations (in other words, now I am drooling for them).

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ICook4Fun said...

Cat, these taste so much better than the kueh baulu.

Elin, hope you try this out :)

Lesley, thanks but dua dua kena reject :(

Zurin, I will check out the tag.

Mat, ha ha I memang tahu Mat suka pinggan mangkuk yang cantik cantik :)

Fearless Kitchen, the normal Madeleines look rater pale so I add a bit of cocoa powder for some color.

LCOM, those silicon type is not so expensive.

Happy cook, thank you.

VG, I will check it out later.

Mycookinghut, I actually had it will Earl Grey Tea :)

Food For Tots said...

Oh! Madeleine! My favourite! Can eat many at 1 time. Hehehe! If I dun have a madeleine tray, can I use muffin tray? Your cup and sauce look so beautiful. A perfect match to the madeleine.

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
that looks so yummy! Happy Thanksgiving to you and family.

ICook4Fun said...

Food for tots, thank you. I don't think its a good idea to use muffin pan. If you have those little tart pan it might be better to use that.

Yatie, Happy Thanksgiving to you too. How are you doing? Are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year?