Thursday, August 20, 2009
Madeleine's, Not As Easy As Pie!
It all started a couple of weeks ago. My daughter and I out and about on a Saturday morning garage sale run. We came upon this really great house in an area where we live called Ventu Park. It's very hilly, quaint, and all of the homes are one of a kind and very interesting. This particular home looked like a bed a breakfast lodge type home. The people were moving so they were selling lots of stuff. We were perusing the goods, when I spied it, a Madeleine pan. I thought to myself, I have always wanted to try making Madeleine's. The lady said it was a brand new pan, and she had never used it.(Of Course) We all do that, buy stuff with good intentions and never use it. The best part, was she only want a dollar for it. So for a dollar, I had to get it. I took the pan home, ran it through the dishwasher, and it sat on my counter for the next week, while I looked on line for Madeleine recipes.
I found the perfect one on Epicurious.com. The recipe calls for cake flour. Interesting, I have never used cake flour. I usually use the regular kind for baking.
So 3 stores later, I find it, by the way it's in a box, not a bag.
Today was the day!
It wasn't as easy as I had hoped. (Is it ever?) A lot of sifting, mixing, zesting etc. Once baked they were suppose to fall out of the pan, as you brushed it with melted butter. NOT!! I had to get them out using my handy dandy KNIFE!
Now the recipe says use 3 Madeleine pans, I only have one. I had to bake them, wash the pan and start over for the next batch. This time using PAM and brushing with butter. For some reason this next batch has too much of something because butter was at the bottom of the oven burning, and smoking. WHATEVER!
Well, let me tell you, after all of the mess and work, they taste delicious. They are lemony, buttery goodness. I don't even eat that many sweets, but of course I tried these.
I guess I will impress my husband tonight!!
Not sure if I will make them again, or if the pan will be in my next garage sale.
We will see.
Hope you are having a great day!!
Chat again soon.
PS, back to cleaning my kitchen.