November 10, 2009

home made madeleines


i did it! my first home made madeleines came out very delicious! i'm so happy about that! i've always thought (and i've always been told) that baking madeleines by yourself must be a diffcult task but it wasn't (or maybe i was lucky this time;). the only problem is that i still don't have a professional madeleines pan... i just can't find it anywhere here in italy... i used disposable pans and they are ok, but the form is a little bit different from vrai madeleines... i need to go to paris to get the pan - now i have another good reason to go!

madeleine is a cake with a history according to this website "some sources, including the New Oxford American Dictionary, say madeleines may have been named for a 19th century pastry cook, Madeleine Paulmier, but other sources have it that Madeleine Paulmier was a cook in the 18th century for Stanisław Leszczyński, whose son-in-law, Louis XV of France, named them for her. The Larousse Gastronomique offers two conflicting versions of the Madeleine's history. Madeleines were chosen to represent France in the Café Europe initiative of the Austrian presidency of the European Union, on Europe Day 2006." wow, stanislaw leszczynski was polish! is there something about us polish that makes us love madeleines??

anyways, let's go to work! if you hurry up you can have your madeleines ready for breakfast...yummy with honey or orange marmelade...

you will need (for 20 madeleines):
-4 eggs
-170 g (6 oz.) of sugar
-170 g (6 oz.) of flour
-2 teaspoons of baking soda
-180g (6,3 oz.) of butter

preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F). melt the butter on a small fire and leave for cooling. mix the egs with sugar with the electric mixer for about 8-10 minutes. add slowly flour and baking soda and mix well again. add melted (and cool) butter and mix again. according to some recipes it's better to put the mixter in the fridge for at least 2 hours before baking - to be honest i didn't do that (because i was hurry and... hungry). butter well your madeleines pans (if you use silicon or disposable pans butter is not needed) and fill them with the mixture up to the edges. put in the hot oven (the temperature is very important in order to make the madeleines grow fastly) for 10 minutes. take away from the oven and pull out of shapes immediately. leave for cooling and enjoy, enjoy!
 

25 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

Congratulations! I know that wonderful feeling of a perfectly completed new recipe. The picture is mouth watering. I wish I had been around to taste them!!!

Found you on SITS today. Going to find your follower button now :o)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Those look great...and I love your little kitty so cute..I LOVE kittys.... I have 2 indoor and 3 strays that I feed.....

more later,
Kary

Claudia Medeiros said...

Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe, Justyna !

xoxo

Jaqueline said...

Do you want to come over and make some for me?? it looks delicious!!!

gaelikaa said...

Well, they look just wonderful!

Chatterbox said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe to the yummy looking dish. I was browsing the web for new ideas and you showed me the light.

Keep up the yummy work :)

Cheers!!

Melissa said...

yumm! i made madeleines last week too ;) they are so rich, but worth every bite!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

I like the pretty color. Stopped by via SITS. Have a good day.

Federica said...

wow sono deliziose!! complimenti!

Gabrielle said...

They are wonderful. Yes, a real pan would be nice, but yours are lovely! We make them quite often, the orange infused ones are my favorite, but rose water ones are good too. You could have someone mail you one from the states or order one online from Williams Sonoma, they are only about $10.

Madame Sucre said...

your blog and your baking always makes me feel very relaxed and homey!! whats the secret?

I adore madeleines and the way you made them feel so homey and rustic! thanks alot for sharing!

Anja said...

Hmm they look delicious! Well done!

Eclipsed said...

Madelines are my favorite! I've always been too scared to make them, but maybe I'll give it a go.

Stopping by from SITS

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmm. I'm thinking Thanksgiving morning!

Amanda said...

They are just lovely!!! And they look yummy too!

Blessings-
Amanda

Sara said...

I'll be honest. I've never even heard of a madeleine. They look pretty, though!

Kristin said...

Look so delicious...almost too pretty to eat...almost!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those just look gorgeous! So elegant!

Chloe and Co. said...

Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I love a good cooking blog. I'm glad I found yours.

Connie K said...

Just stopping over from SITS !! These's look great!! Ive never made them before i just might have to try :) thanks for sharing

Velva said...

Your madeleines look absolutely divine! I just need a good cup of coffee and one of these treats and life would be good.

Jessica said...

I've also never heard of a madeleine. But, I think I may have to give it a try. They look delicious! I'll have to figure out an alternative to cook them in though, because I've never seen pans shaped like that before.

Quasi Serendipita said...

Visiting from SITS:) These look wonderful; I love madeleines!

Carolina said...

Le madeleines sono eccezionali per accompagnare il tè del pomeriggio...
Ti suggerisco di provarle anche al limone o all'arancia, sono speciali!
Buon fine settimana.

Beach Vintage said...

I just love the shape of these, I would eat them all slowly one by one!

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