Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Citrus Madeleines

Is Madeleine a cake or are they a cookie? I guess they fall in between a cake and a cookie. I made this with my new Madeleines pan which I bought not too long ago. The previous ones were baked from flimsy silicon pan which I am not too keen to use it again. Since I’ve tried a couple of variations before, this time I made it with lemon and orange. I love anything citrusy so this is a great combination for me.


1 cup/130 grm sifted cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
1 tbsp finely grated orange zest
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp fresh orange juice
1/2 cup/113 grm unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pans
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting (optional)

1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
2. Put eggs, sugar, lemon juice, orange juice and zests in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until pale and thickened, about 5 minutes. Mix in butter. Using a spatula, fold flour mixture into egg mixture. Let batter rest 30 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter two Madeleine pans (not necessary if they are non-stick).
4. Spoon batter into prepared pans, filling the molds three-quarters full. Bake and rotating pans halfway through, until edges are crisp and golden it will take about 7-8 minutes. Let it cool slightly in pans on wire racks. Invert, and unmold. Dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired.


Kristy said...

These look so beautiful. I want to eat some too. But I have no lemon. I'll just make the orange one then. :) Thanks for sharing.

Angie's Recipes said...

They look so beautiful! I really need to get the mould!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great and must be yummy. This is one I have yet to try, have yet to invest in a madeleine pan too. :P

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

They look beautiful ! frankly speaking, I never eat Madeleines before, must go and get one Madeines pan to try this out.

sweetlife said...

I have always wanted to make madelines...and with citrus yum!!


Maria said...

They look perfect!

Quinn said...

Gert, I have always known these as the western version of kuih bahulu! And if you ask me, they are both cake and cookie!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Gert, I don't care whether they are cake or cookie. Just pass me some lah! They look beautiful. Just nicely golden and not too dark.

Reanaclaire said...

so..must get a madeline pan first! looks good, kiv first,..

shereen said...

Got the pan and the recipe but after a year,still haven't done it..hahahah...very malas!Will keep the pan for you to grace it soon(wink!wink!).Will keep in touch when I got access to the computer longer.Take care.Love your kuih bahulu mat salleh version.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

These Madeline look perfect! It's been the longest time since I made them...hopefully can do so in my new kitchen / oven in June. ;)

Jo said...

I've always wanted to try madelines but am not willing to invest in a pan as yet. These look great.

Cheah said...

Lovely .... will KIV this recipe.

kathy said...

Well it looks yummy. That's all that matters :-)

gertrude said...

Ch3rri, thank you. Yes you can always use orange.

Angie, thank you.

LCOM, yes you should get one :)

Sonia, thank you. Can you always buy a few from Starbuck to try it out but it is expensive though. Not worth paying that kind of money :)

Sweetlife, do make some.

Maria, thank you.

Quinn, yes very similar to kuih bahulu but this is not as dry. I actually would prefer it a bit darker :)

Ju, ha ha.. thank you.

Reanaclaire, thank you.

gertrude said...

Shereen, don't wait for me. Do bake some when you come back from your vacation. Are you having a good time. Looking forward to hear from you.

BeeBee, Jo, Cheah, Kathy, thank you.

MaryMoh said...

Looks perfect for my tea time. I tried once but failed. I think I should try again.

Yummy Bakes said...

These madeleines look nice.

Olive said...

wish I have Madeleine pans so I can make these dainty cookies..perfect with tea :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

I am so making these! I love madeleines and citrus flavors and yours are too pretty! Bookmarking the recipe right now!

Pei-Lin said...

Hey, Gert! I have that "silicone" madeleine pan I got from Bake With Yen. Sad to say, I got duped! The cake just stuck on the pan! Argh ...! I guess I still can't find metal madeleine pan in Malaysia ... =( You're making me jealous ... Hahaha ...!

I love citrus-y madeleines, too!! Orange-brown butter madeleines were the first ones I made for this French treat! Btw, I'd still think madeleines are genoise (sponge.) In the French, context, there isn't such thing as "cookie" if I'm not mistaken.

Thanks for sharing, Gert! Keep it up!

ICook4Fun said...

Mary, don't give up. Try to bake this again and I am sure it will turn out good.

Yummy Koh, thank you.

Patricia, thanks for stopping by and your comment.

Pei-lin, I never like the smell of silocon mould when baking and also the color didn't turn out even. And thanks for the info on Madeleines.

kirbie said...

I love madeleines! I've never tried a recipe that requires the batter to sit for 30 minutes before though. I'm going to try this recipe out next time.

ICook4Fun said...

Kirbie, actually 30 min is not too long. I've seen recipes that need to batter to rest overnight. I notice by resting the batter it will give a denser madeleines.