Yesterday I found a surprise in the mail from Cyndy at Crafty Stitchers! She sent a Christmas card and an ornament to say thank you for her stocking! How sweet! It has already found a spot on our Christmas tree. :grin:
Last night I made about 50 madeleine cookies. I had never heard of them before, until my son came home from school one day this week and said he needed to make them for a class project.
Thankfully a friend had a silicone madeleine pan (hubby drove all over Colorado trying to find any pan) and we made them in the nick of time for his "luncheon" today. I have to say they aren't bad! But we'll have to buy a metal pan, they don't brown well in silicone pans. (I had never used silicone to bake food before. I can't say I am a big fan of them other than for crafting needs.)
The recipe he chose was pretty basic. There are better ones out there. I bet the lemon ones taste awesome.
If you don't have madeleine pans, this blogger says that mini muffin pans work just as well.
Pastry Sampler has great tips and a recipe with honey I'd like to try.
So here are our results, day after photos. These are more like a cake than a cookie. Last night they were crunchy and soft, this morning they are just soft. I liked them better fresh.
And here they are with a little too much powdered sugar dusting.
We definitely want to make these again. Next time we'll use metal pans, less batter is better, and make lemon ones. Our first time making these, was an adventure in baking, we know what not to do next time.