clementine madeleines

....that would be a good band name. someone get on it.

twas a snow day and i was stuck at home with the dying urge to bake (read: make the house warmer). early on i thought about madeleines, and when i say i thought about madeleines, i mean i obsessed over their cakey french goodness for hours. i went to the kitchen and crumbled in disappointment, no lemons. i may or may not have cried in the fetal position in the corner for a whole minute...as i saw them: those sexy little clementines in my fruit bowl. 'twas done. i knew what i had to do. and i bring forth to you, my lovely reader, the clementine madeleine with almond extract. FRACK these things are good.

auditory pairing: generationals - bobby beale

clementine madeleines 
yields ~20 madeleines

- 2/3 c all purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1/2 sugar
- zest of 1.5 clementines (they're small!)
- 2 large eggs at room temp
- 2 tsp almond extract
- 3/4 stick (6 tbsp) butter, melted then cooled
- confectionar's sugar (for dusting)

1. butter and flour your madeleine pan, place in freezer
2. in a small bowl, rub the clementine zest and sugar together between your fingertips, until sugar is fragrant and moist, set aside
3. in a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt
4. in the bowl of a stand mixer, add the sugar and zest, along with eggs. using whisk attachment, beat on medium-high (8) speed, until lighter in color and thick (about 3 mins).
5. beat in almond extract
6. with a silicone/rubber spatula, gently fold in the dry ingredients (i added in 3 steps)
7. once the dry ingredients are fully incorporated, gently fold in the melted butter
8. take a piece of saran wrap and press it onto the batter, set batter in fridge for at least 3 hours
9. preheat oven to 400F, dollop a small amount of batter into each shell of the pan (try not to overfill, overfill prevents those lovely lady humps from happening)
10. bake 8-12 minutes, until edges look a little golden and humps form
11. remove tray from oven, remove madeleines and set on rack to cool
12. dust with powdered sugar (optional)


1 comment:

  1. Oh my darlin', oh my darlin', my darlin' Clementine Mande... scroll up to double check the spelling... leine. These look unsuitable to eat. Let me know when you throw them out. Exactly when.