Tuesday, November 8, 2011
TWD: Not-so-mini Madeleines
I had basically decided that I would not make the second TWD recipe this week because I don't own a mini-madeleine pan. I just have large, individual molds.
But then, some of the bakers said they made them anyway in a bigger size, so, I changed my mind.
Half a recipe produced 7 giant madeleines, although I think 8 or 9 would be more realistic.
I baked the cookies right after I baked the butternut squash pie. I'd made the batter the night before, so it seemed natural. The house was a bit chilly so I thought the heat from the oven would make the kitchen a cozy place for me and the dog.
The cookies started out with the traditional 'bump' on top, which promptly collapsed within seconds. On the bright side, they unmolded perfectly.
They sure were tasty cookies. Bites of light, lemony sponge cake. I spent Sunday nibbling away. After all, there were only seven of them, and everyone knows that madeleines don't hold up well, right?
I think I may just have to make these again soon.
The madeleine hostess this week is Di of Di's Kitchen Notebook. She'll have the recipe posted on her blog.
So, settle in with your madeleines and nice cup of tea and see what the other TWD bakers did.