Saturday, November 25, 2006

Almond Madeleines

almond madeleine 2

My apologies for such a short post today, but I'm dashing off to another Thanksgiving dinner tonight. As I've mentioned before, I like simple base recipes where I can easily change the flavorings. I used my meyer lemon madeleine recipe as a starting point and turned it into an almond madeleine. I replaced some of the flour with almond meal, omitted the lemon zest and added a bit of almond extract. I promise I'll have a proper post next time!

Almond Madeleines
(makes 12)

2 large eggs
1⁄3 cup superfine or baker's sugar
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour, sifted twice after measuring
3 tbsp almond meal (or finely ground almonds)
4 tbsp (1⁄2 stick) unsalted butter, melted & cooled

Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously butter and flour 12 molds in a madeleine pan.

In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine eggs, sugar and salt. Beat on medium speed until pale, thick and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Mix in vanilla and almond extracts.

On low speed, mix in the sifted flour and almond meal until just incorporated. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the melted butter until blended.

Fill each mold almost completely full. Bake the madeleines until the tops spring back when lightly touched, 10 to 12 minutes.

Cool in pan for 2 minutes. Remove madeleines from pan and allow them cool completely on cooling rack.


Anonymous said...

Madeleines are soooo good!

Brilynn said...

I'm a sucker for molded treats, I need a madeleine pan so I can make things as good as these!

Anonymous said...

Madeleines are some of my favorite things to eat, they're so light and fluffy, but supremely satisfying!

Ari (Baking and Books)

Anonymous said...

Lucky you...two Thanksgivings.

Anonymous said...

Mary, I have been meaning to make madeleines for quite a while. Yous are such an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Madeleines might now make it into my holiday tins...yours are an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

They are the most perfect looking little madelines ever!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I have to try this recipe!! These almond madeleines look simple wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

These look so delicious, I have all the ingredients and I'm making these tonight!

Anonymous said...

They're so cute!!! It's like they're just waiting for me to pick them up and eat them!

Elly said...

I just made these last night and they were so delicious. Thanks for the recipe! :)

nandy said...

this is a simple and quik recipie of making madeleines,,,,
1kg-eggs...1kg-sugar..1kg flour..30gm-baking powder,,1kg butter,,,bake it 180c for 9mins,,,