Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Homemade French Orange Madeleines

Hello Friends,

Did you survive the Jonas Blizzard of 2016?  Here in the Raleigh area, we experienced ice more than snow and very little accumulation.  Since ice is so dangerous to drive on, I just stayed around the house.  

It was so cold here in the South and was just perfect to stay indoors in pjs, slippers and being cozy by the fireplace.  It was the ideal time to make homemade soups and do some extra baking.  

Recently while shopping at one of my favorite stores, HomeGoods, I spotted a Madeleine baking pan and have always wanted to make the classic treats.  While vacationing in Paris, I was spoiled by eating them along with some other French bakery favorites.  Yes, PARIS has the best patisserie's around!

Have you ever tried a Madeleine?  They are so easy to make.  There was a recipe included on the back of the pan that I bought.  They remind me of a spongecake and are very light and also addictive!
















Recipe:

2/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray pay with Pam or similar non-stick spray.  Sift together flour and baking powder in small bowl.  Set aside.   In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat effs, orange extract and orange peel on high speed for 5 minutes.  Gradually beat in powdered sugar.  Beat another 5 minutes or until thick.

Gently fold in flour mixture, then melted butter.  Mix until smooth.  Spoon the mixture into the cups, filling about 3/4 full.  Bake approximately 8 minutes or until edges are lightly brown.  Cool in the pan around 1-2 minutes.  Loosen cookies with a knife, then insert pan on a rack.  When cool, sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar.

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Have you done any bake lately?


6 comments:

  1. There must be something very French in the air, because you are the third blogger in a week who has posted on Madeleines. I think I am going to have to take this as a sign and get my pan out. One Madeleine is a lovely little treat - a tiny bit of indulgence with a cup of tea or coffee.

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  2. They look perfect! Madeleines are a wonderful little treat.

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  3. Never made those but they sure look tasty! Yours turned out so pretty!

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  4. I have never made Madeleines, but they look yummy.

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  5. I'm a bit late with my blog reading but I'm glad I've finally made it - I love madeleines!
    Amalia
    xo

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  6. Hi Kelly, this is Mary (Jasmin's grandma). Lovely meeting you in person today at SuzAnna's and will stop by again to chat more now that the weather is warming up. I used to have a booth there and know how cold it can get in Winter!
    The Madeleines you baked really look professional - great job! I've never attempted them but may have to do that - I love to bake French cakes!

    Enjoy the weekend - see you again soon hopefully.
    Mary -

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