I’m a big believer in trying new things and that relates a lot to what I bake as well. One thing I have always wanted to attempt to make is Madeleines, mainly because I thought they would be difficult to make but as a matter of fact they are simple to make.
Madeleine’s were a whole new concept to me and I’ll admit I was unsure whether they would actually be nice. I had no idea what these were until there was some at work one day, they were just shop brought ones from Tesco but I could not get enough of them. They were so tasty that I kept thinking that I must try to make some.
I brought a Madeleine tin when I purchased all my tins for my birthday last year but I have not actually used it yet therefore I thought it was about time I actually used the tin. These are not the classic Madeleine’s but you cannot beat adding a little chocolate to the recipe.
You have to chill this recipe before you put it in the oven so you may not want to pre-heat your oven until your mixture is chilled. I put my oven on after the mixture had been chilling for 55 minutes. I had some mixture left over so I just made some more after the first batch was done.
There is only one word for this and that is YUM! They are really light and just perfect (well I think so). People kept asking me what are Madeleine’s exactly and my definition is that they are small little shell cakes.