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White Chocolate Cinnamon Madeleines

It’s taken me great courage to make this career shift. Everyday I wonder whether this is the right decision I am making. Some people say I’m brave while others just don’t know what to say but at the end of the day, I know this what makes me most happy. Because I can only dream of baking more of these madeleines, in my own little patisserie, in a couple of years from now.

I remember the first time I got introduced to these petite-looking beauties, I just stared at them in awe, observing every feature I could and as soon as I took a bite, I knew I was in trouble. They were the best things I had eaten!!!!

Crisp at the edges, light and fluffy on the inside. They had a balanced lemony flavour that just made me fall in love with them. I instantly knew I had to try them out in my kitchen and so I began my search for that baking tray. What happened next? I stopped eating them at cafes. Now, this was not because I’m lazy to get out but there’s so much more satisfaction when I do it myself.

This Christmas, I’ve been travelling, partying like mad, chilling with the family and what not. But Christmas is not Christmas without all the baking so here’s a special festive edition of the dainty madeleines. Gave them a touch of white chocolate and cinnamon for the season.

Absolute bliss!

I never thought I could make these till my mother told me tonight with a smile, “You’ve become an expert now!”

And another good friend who never really has anything negative to talk about my food. He says, “I love the brown edges. They look so perfectly baked.”

PS: I just baked a whole bunch of them for my Nana’s 75th birthday today and I’ll be happy to take your customized orders. Connect with me soon! 🙂

Adapted from Julia Child Recipes

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White Chocolate Cinnamon Madeleines
If you're wondering what to serve your unexpected guests this festive season, these petite French butter cakes will do their magic. Crisp on the oustide and spongy on the inside, it's a perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cup of tea. So say hello to my White Chocolate Cinnamon Madeleines, a simple yet delicious treat! Season Greetings to you all! 🙂
Course dessert
Cuisine french
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course dessert
Cuisine french
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Butter and flour madeleine molds; set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and let it cool to room temperature.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla and salt until light and frothy.
  4. Beating constantly, gradually add the sugar; and continue beating at a high speed until mixture is thick and pale and ribbons form in bowl when beaters are lifted, 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Sift the flour and cinnamon into egg mixture little at a time, gently folding after each addition.
  6. Add the lemon zest and pour melted butter around the edges of the batter.
  7. Quickly but gently fold butter into batter. Spoon batter into molds; it will mound slightly above tops.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes or until cakes are golden and the tops spring back when gently pressed with your fingertip.
  9. Let them cool
  10. Once cooled, dip each madeleine in the bowl of white chocolate and transfer onto a sheet of butter paper to set for about 5 minutes
  11. Serve with tea or coffee.
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