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French-ish Madeleines

French-ish Madeleines

I'm a sucker for a good deal, so it was given on Prime Day that I was going to get wild! That's why a madeleine pan for 10ish bucks made its way into my Amazon cart. Although madeleines don't have a lot of ingredients, these things are delicate AF and even a minute too long in the oven can dry them out. Gross, right?

The problem I also found while looking for a recipe, was that there were too many different ones! Some said to use baking powder, some said to use lemons, and some had conflicting opinions on how many eggs vs egg whites to use. I figured something out with a combination of my favorites, but I'm still trying to figure out the ratio of batter to mold and baking times.

At least these things look pretty and taste pretty good!

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Melt the butter.
  2. Mix the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla.
  4. Gently mix in the melted butter until it's all incorporated and doesn't look oily.
  5. Cover your mix and put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  6. After an hour, preheat your oven to 375 degrees and take your batter out.
  7. Butter and lightly dust your madeleine pan with flour, and spoon batter into each mold. You want to try and do the same amount so they all bake evenly!
  8. Bake for 5-10 minutes depending on how big your madeleines are. They'll be done when they're a golden brown color, have a hump in the middle, and the edges are a little browner!
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