Tuesday, April 16, 2013

TWD: Madeleines

 I've never made madeleines before.  The only reason I've even heard of them before is because of FRIENDS.  Remember when Sandy made madeleines?  And Ross was mad because they were 'lighter than air'?  Yeah, that about sums up my knowledge on the subject.  I can't really comment on how successful I thought the recipe was and if they turned out how they are supposed to or not because I really don't know.   I wish Ross or Monica were here, they could tell you.  For a couple hours today, I thought there would be a reunion season of FRIENDS.  It was a blissful couple hours, but the dream has been crushed.

I will say that my kids ate all of these.  I had one and couldn't quite figure out what the fuss was all about.  I mean, where's the freaking chocolate?  Maybe I can't wrap my head around it because I'm not a coffee or tea drinker?  Maybe they go hand-in-hand.

I took the advice of a fellow baker and rather than greasing and flouring the pan, I brushed it with just butter.  That seemed to be a great tip.

For some reason, when I took them out of the oven, they all looked like they had tumors or something growing out of them.  Maybe they are supposed to look like that?  I really don't know.  The recipe just said to fill the molds with the batter, it didn't say how full.  I filled 'er up (I used my 1 oz cookie scoop and it seemed to be perfect).  Maybe I wasn't supposed to fill them all the way to the top though?
I'm not sure I would make this recipe again, but not because I don't think it's a good recipe.  I might just not like madeleines enough.  I guess I will have to try a couple other recipes to decide how I really feel about them.
 If you like madeleines, you should give this recipe a try.  You can buy the book or get it at our host blog for the week, Counter Dog

If you'd like to see how the other TWD bakers fared this week, you can go HERE to get their links.


  1. Yes - the tumors (humps) are good! Very, very good.
    You did a beautiful job with these.

  2. Those lumps are a good thing. Congratulations!

  3. If only mine had tumors (too funny)! You achieved the signature hump of madeleines. I wonder why some have the humps and others (like mine)do not. Your tea cakes look beautiful.

  4. The humps are one of the features of a perfect madeleine - you seemed to have nailed it. I bet Ross would have been jealous, even if you weren't thrilled by them.


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