Madeleines

My friend Kim and I decided that we were going to go for a bike ride on our shortened vacation. The actually biking part lasted less then 15 minutes our day turned into taking pictures and making/eating way too much. We made a delicious knock-off version of California Pizza Kitchen’s chicken tequila fettuccine and madeleines. The pasta was delicious however I forgot to take a picture because I was really hungry after our almost nonexistent bike ride. I do however have a few pictures of the madeleines we made along with the simple and yummy recipe!

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). spray madeleine molds; set aside.
  2. Melt butter and let cool to room temperature.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs, vanilla and salt at high speed until light.
  4. Beating constantly, gradually add sugar; and continue beating at high speed until mixture is thick and pale and ribbons form in bowl when beaters are lifted, 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Sift flour into egg mixture 1/3 at a time, gently folding after each addition.
  6. Add lemon zest and pour melted butter around edge of batter. Quickly but gently fold butter into batter. Spoon batter into molds; it will mound slightly above tops.
  7. Bake about 10 minutes, or until cakes are golden and the tops spring back when gently pressed with your fingertip.
  8. Use the tip of the knife to loosen madeleines from pan; invert onto rack.
  9. Variation: Chocolate Madeleines: Omit lemon zest. Increase sugar to 1/2 cup. Substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder for 2 tablespoons of the flour; sift into batter with flour.

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