Saturday, March 12, 2011

Madeleine Cookies

Okay, here's what you all have been waiting Madeleine Cookie recipe!
Now....I'm going to give you the American version recipe.  The one that I use is in French and its a bit hard for me to translate.  First of all you are going to need one of these Madeleine cookie molds.  I only have one but I end up using twice amount of time so if you're in a rush and want to make all 24 at the same time, I suggest you buy two of them!

Madeleine Cookie Mold

3 Eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla or lemon extract (lemon zest is better)
1/3 cup of milk
2 cups of flour (preferred, self rising flour)
1 tsp baking powder
6 tablespoons soft/melted butter
Baking spray
Makes 24 Madeleines

Preheat oven at 375 degrees
Sift the dry ingredients, put on the side.
Beat eggs with sugar, vanilla and 1/2 of the milk until thick and light yellow.
Add sifted flour and baking powder bit by bit and continue mixing until smooth.  
Stir in the rest of the milk and melted butter.

Grease your Madeleine cookie mold or use lots of baking spray.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter in each mold.
Bake about 12-15 minutes 
Cool on a rack, continuously turning it over every 15 minutes as they cool.
If you only have one mold, re grease and repeat the above.

Et you taste better than the ones they sell at Starbuck's!  You can get creative and start dipping them in chocolate!

So, my husband is lucky to eat this every morning!  He eats about 4 or 5 of them so you can imagine I have to make them once a week and I can do it with my eyes closed!  Until this day, I still only have one mold....yeah, okay, I better invest in another! I also use no milk and less sugar, if you prefer that, email me and I can send you my French version of it and give you the measurements in grams.

Madeleine cookies originated from the Lorraine Region in northeastern France.  There are 2 stories from where the name came from, the first being named from a 19th century pastry cook, Madeleine Paulmier but others say Madeleine Paulmier was a cook in the 18th century for Stanislaw Leszczynski (Polish, Duc de Lorraine), whose son-in-law, Louis XV of France, named them for her.

Let me know how your cookies come out!  Comments and questions are welcome!

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