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 !