Sunday, December 7, 2008

madeleines.



I must say, it is late and I am exhausted. It has been a long day and my recent lack of sleep is truly getting to me. Winter is starting to lay its cold shadow over Portland and all I want to do at the moment is snuggle under a pile of warm blankets.

What does this mean to you? It means that tonight's post will be short indeed, due to the fact that my bed is calling. I will, however, leave you with these pretty shots of acorn-shaped madeleines, the miniature cakes (or cake-like cookies) that everyone likes. (Acorn pan available here. I love it.)





Madeleines: recipe from The Martha Stewart Cookbook

Ingredients:

4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and flour madeleine pans thoroughly.

Beat the eggs, salt, and sugar together until thick, about 8 minutes. Add the vanilla. Fold in the flour, rapidly but gently. Fold in the butter gently, but make sure it does not settle to the bottom. Quickly spoon the mixture into madeleine pans. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool on racks. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

17 comments:

Alexis said...

I love the acorn pan!

jen said...

these look so great! love that pan.

Tammie said...

delurking to say:

i love this post. i've always wanted a good madeleine recipe. and the pan is gorgeous.

oh and one more thing: love the wine post as well.

wine and madeleines = two of my favorite things.

Monique said...

Oh so pretty! I'll have to get that pan!

Natasha said...

My husband DEMANDS madelines at Christmastime. We use the variations on the Williams Sonoma site - we love the Parmesan ones with homemade tomato soup.

And, LOVE the sweater!!

Heather said...

i love the pictures next to the tree!! and i love that pink tree. so much. so, so much.

laura said...

the pink tree is darling! where did you happen across it, if you don't mind my asking?

becka said...

That pan!! Oh my goodness, that (and the madelines) kills me! I might even have to go to Williams Sonoma tomorrow...

I like your blog, also.

mimi charmante said...

seriously, the madeleines are lovely, but do you always look so cute when you cook? should I be sending you an apron? :)
thanks for the inspiration!

Kuka said...

oooh they are beautiful!!!!
Must...have..acorn pan NOW! =)

thewindhover said...

I love the acorn pan! Just beautiful... nothing so lovely as sweet little madeleines!

Urban Explorette said...

Those madeleines are gorgeous! The pan is absolute perfection as well. Cute cute cute.

marissa said...

oh my gosh I love your pan those are so stinking cute!

Aran said...

i just made madeleines as part of my christmas cookie boxes. everyone i know loves madeleines and they would die if they saw the little acorn ones. lovely!

Tea said...

Those are the cutest madelines I've ever seen!

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projectfamilyhome said...

great pan you got there...