I love madeleines that I have been dreaming to bake them for a long time (I am talking about years..). Finally decided to buy a madeleine tray today and baked them the moment I got home! I love eating madeleines alongside a cup of tea and dipping the madeleines into a bowl of melted chocolate. TOOOOO delicious…
Anyway, my attempt to bake madeleines was not too bad an attempt. Pretty pleased with the result.
You can watch a youtube video on Gordon ramsay making lemon and poppy seed madeleines:
Lemon madeleines recipe (makes 29): Adapted from http://recipeyum.com.au/lemon-poppy-seed-madeleines/
160g self raising flour
zest of a lemon
Melt the butter gently in a pan.
Crack the eggs in a large bowl. Whisk together with sugar until incorporated and mixture becomes thick and light in colour.
Sift and fold the flour into the mixture.
Add lemon zest and mix everything together.
When the butter is slightly cooled, pour into the batter and gently combine to make a batter.
Butter a madeleine tray and lightly dust some flour onto tray.
Pour the mixture into the tray until the top.
Bake at 180 celcius for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from tray and serve warm.
You can add poppy seeds into the madeleines. To do this, fold in the poppy seeds after you have fold in the flour, then add the lemon zest. I could not find my poppy seeds so just had to do without them.