madeleinesMarch 21, 2007 at 12:52 am | Posted in Cakes | 16 Comments
my first madeleine was from delifrance and i thought it tasted pretty good. last saturday i bought a madeleine tin, at long last, and tonight i tried baking a batch. it was fantastic; the small dainty cakes were light and airy, and had a pronounced butter taste.
they are incredibly easy to make.
from donna hay’s modern classics 2: (makes 24; but i got 30)
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 1/4 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
180g butter, melted and cooled
1. preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. place the eggs and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 8-10 minutes or until very pale and thick.
2. sift the flour and baking powder over the mixture and continue to beat at low speed until smooth. add the butter and beat until combined.
3. grease two madeleine tins (or if you have only one like i do, bake one batch at a time) and spoon in the mixture and bake for 8-10 minutes or until risen and golden.