I’m having trouble getting back into the routine of writing my French Fridays with Dorie posts. I did the cooking last week (Cinnamon-Crunch Chicken) but failed to write about it. I guess that one will have to go in the “recap” post I plan on doing one of these days…
But! Here I am posting about this week’s recipe, Honey-Spiced Madeleines, on time even.
One thing I loved about this recipe is that it gave me excuse to buy a new piece of kitchen equipment: a madeleine pan! I have always wanted to make madeleines and finally got my chance.
I loved the spicy flavors in these treats. After tasting the batter I was worried that the orange flavor would be too strong, but it mellowed during baking. These were more cake-like than I was expecting, not because of Dorie’s description, but because of my own preconceived ideas. I really liked the light cakieness. While these are definitely at their best soon after baking, I did enjoy one with my coffee the next morning.
I can’t wait to try the “classic” madeleines soon!
For those of you who may be new to my blog, French Fridays with Dorie is an online cooking group who are cooking through Dorie Greenspan’s wonderful cookbook Around My French Table, one recipe each week. We are not sharing recipes, but I encourage anyone to get the book!