Friday, June 17, 2011

Lavender Madeleines


Madeleines are my all time favorite cake, a simple to make French cake, that I bought almost daily last time I was in Paris. I have stuffed them with chocolate, added red currants to them and meyer lemon and made them traditionally. This time its a traditional recipe with a dusting of lavender ground with sugar :-) 



Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 90g flour (about a cup)
  • 3g of baking soda
  • 90g melted butter
  • one spoon of runny honey
  • a few drops of vanilla essence 
  • a pinch of lavender
  • 2 tablespoon of sugar 


Method:
  1. melt the butter and keep it to one side
  2. whip the eggs with sugar and salt then slowly add the sifted flour and baking powder and vanilla essence.
  3. Mix until smooth then add the melted butter and honey and leave to chill for 30 minutes or longer
  4. bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. grind lavender and sugar together and sprinkle on madeleines don't use a lot of lavender while wonderful can be a little overwhelming 





Have a wonderful fathers day weekend, these are for you Dad, he is very partial to cake well he is my Grandma's son :-) 




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