Wednesday, May 23, 2012

chocolate madeleines

i made madeleines. yesterday. chocolate ones. i didn't make the original ones because i didn't have any of those zesty fruit things to zest and mix in the batter plus i just bought this book by donna hay and saw the recipe and thought that since it looked easy enough, why don't i just give it a try, right?

and plus, the wife was coming over and i had nothing to whip up at the very last minute, so...

i was a bit scared, of course, since it was my first time baking these tiny cakes. i always had the impression that they would be the french version of our 'kuih bahulu' you know?
you can read more about the madeleine, here.
as for what i think about this particular version of the madeleine is that this one is a bit too dry to my liking, but then again, it could be my fault entirely what with this being my first time and all. but, fear not, i will attempt this again, but this time with the original recipe, complete with them zesty fruit things in the batter. hehehehe...

so, anyone interested in this chocolate madeleine recipe? yes?

let's go!!
you will need:

2 eggs
75g caster sugar
50g all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
60g butter, melted

the how to:

1)  preheat the oven to 180°C

2) in a medium sized bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar till combined.

3) sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder over the egg mixture.

4) then in goes the melted butter and proceed to fold the ingredients till everything is mixed.

5)  spoon the mixture into a pre-greased madeleine tin, about two-thirds full.

6)  bake for 10 minutes or till the madeleines are set.

* i used a mini madeleine pan, so i got about 29 madeleines.

psst, guess what? they taste vanderful with a dollop of cream cheese frosting. can get the recipe here. ;-)

luck luck you guys!!

recipe taken from Donna Hay's Simple Essentials - Chocolate.
madeleine information courtesy of wikipedia, thank you!
image of donna hay's book, taken from, thank you!

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