Friday, August 13, 2010

Apple, cinnamon and ginger madeleines

Apple, cinnamon and ginger madeleines / Madeleines de maçã, canela e gengibre

I made these madeleines for a dear coworker – we work in different departments, but I adore her. She’s lovely and it is always great to talk to her.

When I gave her the little basked with the madeleines she asked me not to tell her the flavor: she wanted to find out after trying the cookies – and she completely nailed it. :)

My friend N. loved the madeleines – I wonder if you’ll like them too. :)

Apple, cinnamon and ginger madeleines
adapted from here

1 large egg
1 large egg white
3 tablespoons demerara sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup (70g) unbleached all purpose flour
½ cup (70g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of salt
85g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 Gala apple, peeled and coarsely grated

in a large bowl, using a large wire whisk, gently beat the eggs, egg whites, demerara sugar, and vanilla together until smooth.

Sift the flour, confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt together into a medium bowl, then fold into the batter. Finally, fold the melted butter and apple into the batter until completely smooth. The batter should look fairly thin. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. After chilling, the batter should be thick and very firm.

Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 190°C/375°F. Generously butter one madeleine pan*. Fill each shell mold with about 1 tablespoon of batter, depending of their size.
Place the pan on a baking sheet and bake until the madeleines are firm and golden brown with a small hump in the center, 10-12 minutes.

Transfer the madeleines to a wire rack, popping them out with the tip of a sharp paring knife, and let cool – it’s important to unmold them right after the oven because they might stick to the pan once cool.

* I got 27 madeleines, being 15 using a 1 tablespoon-capacity molds and 12 using 2 tablespoon-capacity molds

Makes 12


Bakericious said...

the madeleines are so pretty and this is such a lovely gift!

WendyinKK said...

How I wish someone will make this for me :)

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Lydia (The Perfect Panry) said...

I can't resist apples and cinnamon together -- it's the perfect combination.

Katie said...

Wow these sound fantatsic and full of some of my favourite flavours. What a lovely thoughtful gift for your friend

Unknown said...

these look fantastic! I cant wait to try them out!! Im jotting this one down :)

pam said...

I bought a madeleine pan after one of your gorgeous posts, but haven't had the nerve to try them!

Anonymous said...

You are inspiring! Every little yummy delight you create is just beautiful! Time to get the pan and get baking!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Jess, thank you!

Torview..., tks!

Wendy, ;)

Jennifurla, thank you!

Lydia, I agree!

Katie, thank you! The ginger adds a nice touch here.

Heart Hand Made, tks for stopping by! I do hope you give it a go!

Pam, my dear, you'll rock the madeleine world, I'm sure!

Foodalution, tks for stopping by! I'm glad you're enjoying the recipes!

Anonymous said...

Patricia - thank you for this lovely recipe. I made the pear and cinnamon madeleines and they were absolutely lovely. Made the mistake of taking them into work and they disappeared in 10 mins, now they want them all the time!

Can you tell me where you got your tins and ribbon from?
Keep up the good work. Anne

Patricia Scarpin said...

Dear Anne, thank you for stopping by! You're spoiling your coworkers the same way I spoil mine! :)

The tin I got in a Brazilian chocolate shop (I live in Sao Paulo) and the ribbon I bought in a trip to London.

Anonymous said...

Apple season is just around the corner - these sound so delicious

Anonymous said...

wow i made these cookies today and they are all gone already
thank you so much
i L-O-V-E your blog :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

The Unappreciated Baker, I love apples. :D

Anonymous, that is such great news! Thank YOU for letting me know how the recipe turned out!

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