Friday, September 3, 2010
This is the Madeleine mould pan that cost $2 from Daiso.
Madeleines are very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions. Aside from the traditional moulded pan, commonly found in stores specialising in kitchen equipment and even hardware stores, no special tools are required to make madeleines. My madeleine mould pan was bought from the 2 dollars shop Daiso.
3/4 cup of self raising flour or (3/4 cup of plain flour with 1 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt)
1/4 cup + 2 tbs granulated sugar or castor sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbs honey
1 tbs packed brown sugar
finely grated zest of a lemon
6 tbs of butter melted and keep warm
1. In a small bowl, sift self raising flour. Or sift together the plain flour, baking powder and salt if your are using the plain flour and set a side.
2. In a medium bowl, using a wire whisk, mix the eggs, sugar, honey , brown sugar and lemon zest together over a hot water pot, until the sugar dissolved. Remove from the hot water pot, continue to whisk till the mixture is light and fluffy.
3. Add the flour mixture step (1) and whisk just until combined.
4. Add the warm melted butter, stirring just until incorporated.
5. Pour it into a plastic piping bag and refrigerate for 1 hour.
6. Generously grease madeleine mould pan with butter, dust it with some flour. Pipe in some madeleine cold batter into the mould pan. Bake them for 13 to 15 minutes, at preheated oven 175C until they are puffed and turn golden brown. Invert the pans onto wire racks and give them a hard tap to remove the cookies from the moulds. Serve them warm dusted with a bit of confectioners’ sugar for the best flavour.
I have found this video from the youtube that show how to make this madeleine.