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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Madeleines

 
My 100th post!! In 9 months,i actually posted 100 entries! So is it a lot or very little?Ha!


Anyway,here i present a recipe of a lovely french cake-Madeleine.Also one of my mum's favourite cake.I tried making them some time ago after looking at the pics here.The taste is good with a slight tinge of lemon but its a little hard and crumbly.I am not sure if not leaving it to rest enough is the reason(from 12 hours to 2 hours,ok..i should not have done "shortcuts"~=p).Maybe i should try again soon.I did managed to get the signature hump though. =)

Makes:

  • about 8 pieces

You will need:

  • 50g cake flour
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 50g melted butter
  • 15g ground almond
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 grated lemon zest (omit if you do not want lemon taste.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

The Preparation:


  1. Sift flour and baking powder.
  2. Whisk egg and icing sugar.
  3. Add lemon zest and ground almond,whisk till soft peak.
  4. Fold in 1. 
  5. Stir in melted butter,bit by bit.
  6. Add in vanilla extract.
  7. Refrigerate the batter for at least 12 hours.(important!)
  8. Brush melted butter onto madeleine mould and sprinkle some flour on it.
  9. Remove batter and pour into mould(1/2 filled).*Tip:use a piping bag

The Baking:

  1. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 3 minutes.
  2. Reduce to 180°C for 10-15 minutes or till cooked.
  3. Unmould and cool on rack.

Original recipe from:Madeleines by Hearty Bakes
 
~Indulge in what we make at DeQueenKitchen~

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