French Madeleines

Mummy and I are getting excited about our trip to Paris this month! We were in the kitchen this weekend baking up special treats for Daddy and came up with some tasty little French Madeleines.  Try it for yourself and pretty soon, you will feel like you are in PARIS!  bisou bisou ?

 

French Madeleines

 

2/3 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup melted butter (12 Tablespoons), slightly cooled

 

In a large bowl, whisk together your eggs and sugar and then slowly add the flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla… whisk everything together until it is all combined and smooth.

Add the melted butter around the edges and slowly incorporate this into your mixture with your whisk.  When it is all smooth… put the bowl in the refrigerator for 1 hour to rest.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Coat your Madeleine moulds with soft butter and then dust each one with flour, tapping off any excess.  Fill the moulds about 2/3 full with your cooled batter.

Bake for 15-17 minutes.  They should have a characteristic “bump” that rises up in the center of each one.  Bake until they are a golden brown.  Let them cool for just a minute and then run a knife tip under each one to help release it from the pan.  Let them cool on a wire rack.  These are perfect little spongy cakes to serve with tea or coffee… or just all by themselves.  You can sprinkle a tiny bit of sugar on each one as you remove them from the pan, but they are really sweet enough the way they are.    You don’t even need a mixer for this… the entire recipe is made with only a whisk and a spoon.  This recipe will make about 2 dozen Madeleines.

 

BONE APPETIT!

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