Monday, 19 March 2012

Chocolate Madeleines

Chocolate Madeleines

A couple of weekends ago I found this Madeleine pan in Daiso which is the Japanese equivalent of the Pound shop that has set base in Malaysia. Without hesitation I snapped this up and set myself the task of making my first ever madeleines!
Madeleines are little shell shaped cakes/petit fours which originate from France and are the perfect tea time treat. Having never made these before I wanted a relatively simple flavour profile to work with and chocolate madeleines seemed the way forward. 


I’ve read about the various techniques that needed to be utilised to create the perfect Madeleine, including resting the batter which is essential for the creation of the ‘bump’ madeleines are often associated with – seemingly this was not the case for this recipe. In fact this was probably the quickest baking experience I have had to date. The batter took literally minutes to throw together and the baking time took all of 10 minutes.

These Madeleines paired perfectly with a cuppa and disappeared in a short space of time! I am beyond chuffed that this cheap pan works just as well as one that would cost an arm and a leg and am looking forward to creating some interesting Madeleine flavours soon! Green tea perhaps..hmmm..

Chocolate Madeleines

Makes 15

Recipe from Almost Bourdain

Ingredients
2 eggs, room temp
cup caster sugar
cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa
60 g butter, melted 

Method
  1. Pre-heat oven to180°C.
  2. Whisk eggs and sugar, until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder in the bowl and mix.
  4. Gently fold in the melted butter until incorporated.
  5. Spoon batter into well greased madeleine pan and bake for 10 minutes, so springy to touch.
  6. Dust with icing sugar, if preferred.

32 comments:

  1. This looks delish and not too hard to make, will try soon!!!

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    1. Yes I was surprised at how easy it was! :)

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  2. The Madeleines look beautiful and delicious. Daiso is awesome.. =)

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    1. Thank you :) Daiso is definitely amazing!

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  3. I agree Daiso is awesome I shop there all the time. Nish your madeleines look so tasty, I would be making this right now if I had a madeleine pan. Looks like I need to go shopping :)

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    1. I hope you make some soon - it's really good :)

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  4. I don't have a madeleines mold but i'll have to find one!! They look great!

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  5. Beautiful! I love madeleines, I'll have to try making your chocolate version!

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  6. Beautifully done! And I wish I had one (or two!) for my morning tea. Thanks for visiting my blog...come back soon :)

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  7. PS...I'm already a follower :)

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  8. Very nice and baked to perfection. Love the color and lovely presentation.

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  9. I had never seen madeleine pans like this! Chocolate madeleines are a favorite treat from my childhood that we would often get in France :)

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    1. Nor me to be honest, but as soon I saw it I knew I had to get it!

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  10. I love your pan! I have not ever seen a round one like this. Also the idea of chocolate Madelines does sound tasty. Your cookies look wonderful with the crispy edges. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Tina, it's partly the reason why I immediately bought it! :)

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  11. I don't use it nearly as much as I'd like, but my madeline pan is one of my favorite kitchen purchases!!

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    1. I know! It's kinda mine too :)

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  12. These look beautiful and delicious! Will have to put 'madeleine pan' on my kitchen wishlist.

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    1. Definitely! It's definitely a cute addition to the kitchen :)

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  13. Great and lovely presentation. Very very nice!awesome space vth wonderful recipes.visit mine when u find sum time dear.....
    Maha

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    1. Thank you :) And I love your recipes and following you now :)

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  14. I've never heard of chocolate madeleines, but I bet I would like them even more than the traditional recipe. Great idea!

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  15. wow, so that's how you make madeleines.. believe it or not, i didn't even know a madeleine tray existed until now. your blog name caught my eye because my name is Nisha (aka Nish), and when people call me nee-sha, i always say, it's Nish as in Dish. :))

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    1. Hello fellow Nish, that's how my name is pronounced as well :)

      Madeleines are fascinating things aren't they, not sure why but they remind me of all things happy! :D

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  16. We have Daiso stores in the U.S., too, and it is the best! Love your recipe! Plain madeleines are great, and these chocolate ones seem even better!

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