Tuesday, December 6, 2011
TWD: Matcha Mads
For years, my madeleine molds languished in my cookie drawer. It wasn't until I began baking with the Tuesdays with Dorie group that they received some well-deserved use. At the same time, I discovered that I really enjoy eating them and they aren't difficult to make.
I suspect, now, that the molds will no longer gather dust.
As we reach the end of Dorie's book, we're down to the last five recipes. Hard to believe. This recipe is supposed to be Earl Grey Madeleines. While I have the tea in the tea drawer, I ran across a little can of matcha and decided to use that instead. I ended up with olive green madeleines that tasted like lemony green tea. Not bad.
I also ended up with 15 cookies rather than 12. These molds really need less batter in them so they don't overflow. That was remedied in the second batch. Of course, one has to eat one's mistakes, right?
The madeleine hostess was Nicole of Bakeologie. She has the recipe posted on her blog. I would highly recommend giving it a try. Some of the other TWD bakers also used different teas, so be sure and check out their websites.
(These cookies were all I could manage this week because of an ailing old dog. We've been struggling for the last two months and taking one day at a time. Between the dog and my work load, it's been a challenge to do any baking or cooking, especially in a timely way. During Rewind week I plan to catch up.)