It’s a rainy overcast Saturday and the only thing on TV is football…..so, I thought I might try a recipe for Madeleines I saw recently on my sister’s blog, The Pudge Factor.
I’m not much of a baker, but they looked yummy and I had all of the ingredients on hand. Plus I had just bought a Madeleine pan that needed to be broken in so I gave it a shot.
They actually were very easy and didn’t take any time. The only problem I had was my taste tester husband, who loves cookie and cake batter almost better than the finished product, kept trying to eat the batter before I could get it in the pan.
To get started on these delicious treats, gather your ingredients which include: eggs, sugar, flour, butter, lemon zest and juice and vanilla extract.
Lightly whisk the eggs in a bowl and measure 1/4 cup which you will put in another bowl.
Then, add the sugar and flour to the 1/4 cup of eggs and beat with an electric mixer. The mixture will be dry and crumbly. Let this mixture sit for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, and let the butter brown slightly. Place the pan with the butter in it in an ice bath to cool, or you could pour into a bowl and place it in your freezer.
Once the butter has cooled. Add it and the remaining egg, lemon zest and juice, vanilla extract, salt and butter to the batter. Beat until thoroughly blended and smooth.
Spray the Madeleine pan with nonstick baking spray.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until cakes are lightly browned around the edges, humped in the middle and slightly shrunk from the cups. Unmold onto a wire rack to cool.
When cool, I dusted half of them with confectioners sugar and left the other half plain. My husband liked the Madeleines with the confectioners sugar and I liked them better plain. Either way, they are delicious!