Tuesday, June 25, 2013



I am not going to talk about Proust, even if I'm french and clichés are the easy way out of writing an inspired post about food. I am not goint to talk about my childhood neither because it would be a cover up for talking about Proust. 
So then, what the heck am I going to talk about? What I am going to say appart that this recipe is easy, fast and delectable? Talk about the weather? Nah! Talk about life and death? Nah. Much too serious for a post about light and fluffy Madeleines. 
How about I stop writing right now and let you test this recipe and see for yourself? Sounds like a gread idea.

-makes about 20-

  • 100 gr all purpose flour
  • 100 gr butter
  • 110 gr organic sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 3gr baking powder
  • a few drops of orange blossom water

  • Preheat oven at 220°C (430°F)
  • Stir flour and baking powder together in a bowl.
  • Melt butter and leave to cool a bit.
  • Beat eggs with sugar until fluffy into another bowl.
  • Add melted butter + flour and baking powder mix + lemon zest + blossom water to the egg and sugar mixture whitout stopping beating.
  • If your Madeleine pan is not nonstick, butter it. If it's silicone it's not necessary. Divide the batter among molds, filling them almost to the top.
  • Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Turn down oven temperature to 200°C (390°F) and bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Remove from oven and leave to cool before taking madeleines from mold.
  • Enjoy at room temperature with a glass of milk or a cup of tea for breakfast or teatime!
  • ET VOiLÀ !

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