Great dipped in steaming black tea or as a sweet side to a hot cup of coffee, madeleines are deliciously sweet and airy. They are both impressive and easy to make, which makes this treat a win-win. And this recipe helps you step up your madeleines with one simple addition: the taste of rose and lavender. The delicate flavor of roses is subtle but creates a beautiful aroma and a unique after taste. Lavender is pungent in both taste and aroma, and is quite a sensational touch when added to the madeleines! We highly recommend calling your friends, having a tea party, and bringing these out to enjoy!
- 1 stick butter, clarified and cooled
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp whole milk
- Melt and clarify the butter and set it aside.
- Sift the dry ingredients and set them aside.
- Whip the eggs and sugar to the ribbon stage (very light in color).
- Add the sifted dry ingredients to the egg foam very slowly, with the mixer on low-medium speed just until incorporated.
- Add the milk.
- Add the cooled clarified butter in a steady stream with the mixer running on low.
- Add the desired Extract flavor.
- Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for an hour or overnight.
- Bake at 350 °F degrees for 18-20 minutes, removing when it is firm but before the tops are brown.
- Cool on a rack and cover with a towel if not serving right away.
- Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
- The mix created in step 8 will keep chilled for up to 7 days.
- Rose is a subtle flavor while lavender is especially strong and our Extracts are highly concentrated, so use the recommended amounts or, if you’re going to experiment, make sure to measure carefully!