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..