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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Madeleines (3 sorts)

I have been wanting to make these for such a long time, and finally last week I managed to buy the proper baking tray. Then it was a hunt through Google to find that perfect recipe, and I found it finally on http://www.taste.com.au Thank you Dixie Elliott.


3 Eggs
1/2 cup Caster Sugar
1 Lemon, rind only, finely grated
1 large Lime, rind only, finely grated
3/4 cup plain Flour
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
60g unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
Icing Sugar, to dust


Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 12-hole Madeleine baking pan. Place eggs, sugar, lemon rind and lime rind into bowl. Using an electric hand beater, beat mixture until thick, pale and doubled in volume. Gently fold in flour, baking powder and butter using a metal spoon.

Place tablespoons of mixture into prepared Madeleine moulds. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden and cakes spring back when pressed in the centre. Cool slightly before removing from moulds. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar. This is for the Citrus Madeleines.

For the chocolate Madeleines, I left out the lemon and lime rind. I replaced 1 tablespoon of flour with Cocoa powder and added some grated cooking chocolate. Then when cooled I dipped the Madeleines in melted chocolate.

And for the Cinnamon Madeleines, again I left out the citrus and added 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon and when cooled I dusted with Cinnamon sugar.

Chocolate Madeleines dipped in

Cinnamon Madeleines.

Citrus Madeleines.


Mary said...

These look great , nice to accompany a cuppa!

Anonymous said...

Wow, these look delicious.

Francesca x

ButterYum said...

Simply delectable... I'll take one of each please!

Kerry said...

They look so elegant!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Beautiful looking Madeleines and fantastic presentation Sally!

Sarah said...

Madeleines are achingly stylish. A beautiful plate, a dusting of icing sugar and the best quality coffee you can get your hands on.

They all look great!

Kelly-Jane said...

They look delicious, great pictures too!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Perfect with tea for sure!