the book travels the world and offers delicious recipes from each destination. i was lucky enough to travel to france. ok, no i didn't really go to france literally. let's pretend! the author lisa boalt richardson is a lovely and super knoweledgable tea lady. she generously sent over a recipe for madeleines for me to share with you!
Orange Madeleines taken from the world in your teacup
These small shell-shaped sponge cakes are perfect for teatime. You will need a madeleine pan, which can be purchased at any kitchen store, to bake them.
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup sugar
4 teaspoon orange zest
3/4 cup salted butter, melted and cooled
2 tablespoons butter, melted (to grease the molds)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush madeleine pan with melted butter. Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, beat the eggs light yellow. Add vanilla extract. Slowly add the sugar. Continue beating until the volume has increased to about 4 times the original size. Gently fold in the orange zest and then the flour mixture. Stir in the melted and cooled butter. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter into each shell, filling the mold about 3/4 of the way full. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Remove madeleines from the mold and place on a cooking sheet. Dust powdered sugar over the tops. Makes about 3 dozen.
all photos taken by photographer extraordinaire, lauren rubenstein.
i'll leave you with this behind the scenes shot:
natalie, lauren, annette, me, and matilda
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wouldn't this make a perfect mother's day gift?
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