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Variation On A Theme

We have been quite busy these past couple of days so I have not attempted anything really new. I am still surrounded with baguettes and brioches and I guarantee there will never be enough!

I had an order for madeleines, so I made a double batch and added chocolate chips and toffee extract to the second batch.

I always use the same recipe but this time I did not go for the thermic shock, inspired by Avital, and baked them at a constant 400 degrees and the madeleines still had that lovely little bump.

Here it is again. I promise to be more inventive soon, especially since I want to participate to Blog Party 14 and Sugar High Friday.

Madeleines de Commercy, adapted from "Les Madeleines salees et sucrees de Sophie" by Sophie Dudemaine.

For 16 madeleines

2 eggs

130 gr. (4 0z) all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

130 gr. (4 oz) sugar

130 gr. (4 oz) butter

I added 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1 tsp. toffee extract

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Melt the butter either in the microwave or in a saucepan on low heat. Let it cool a bit.In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the eggs and the sugar until pale yellow. Add the flour and baking powder. Mix on medium high speed until everything is well incorporated, add the melted butter.

Pour one Tb. of the batter into the center of madeleine molds (I use silicone ones). Bake in the center of your oven for 4 minutes at 500, then lower the temperature to 400 and bake another 4 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes and unmold.

I turned around long enough to already be missing 4!

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Anonymous September 17, 2006 um 11:05 pm

Beautiful! I must try adding choc chips to my madelines next time I give them a try ๐Ÿ™‚

Alanna Kellogg September 17, 2006 um 11:30 pm

Especially looking forward to the Sugar High Friday creativity ๐Ÿ˜‰ Alanna

Monisha September 18, 2006 um 12:13 am

Hi Helene –
The madeleines look so very tempting..I hope your client loved them too! You seem so busy and yet you keep doling out these little beauties…way to go !!

Helene September 18, 2006 um 2:30 am

Ellie: I have to say, it’s a snap to add and they are so good.

Alanna: I finally narrowed it down to 2 but you had my brain racing there for a few days!

Monisha: they seem quite popular. A woman here opened a shop just selling Key Lime Pie and I was just thinking about becoming the Madeleine Queen. Sweet, savory, the possibilities are endless.

Anonymous September 18, 2006 um 3:54 am

May I place an order?

I’d like 12 of everything … including whatever you surprise us with on SHF.

These are just too pretty. And yet I’m sure I’d still find a way to eat them.

Jen September 18, 2006 um 9:41 am

I am still not very good at making madeleines, so allow me to just experience some madeleine envy here. These look beautiful Helene. Hope you keep churning out more of these great creations!

Helene September 18, 2006 um 12:33 pm

Yvonne: email me your address, I just purchased a vaccuum sealing machine!

JenJen: I plan on doing the Madeleine of the week from now on. My dad already warned me that he loves them!

Anonymous September 18, 2006 um 1:36 pm

msn : [email protected]

wheresmymind September 18, 2006 um 2:05 pm

I really would love to ge a madeleline pan

Helene September 19, 2006 um 3:27 am

Wheresmymind: my favorite one is a silicone one, I can pop these babies right out! I must get more!

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