Recipe || Christmas Spice Madeleines

December 19, 2017
Ghenet Actually || Christmas Spice Madeleines

As I’m sure, you know, I LOVE to bake. I think anyone who’s ever read my blog could tell that! I especially like baking around Christmas. One year, I made candy cane brownies for all my friends at school, and decorated Christmas cookies are a personal favorite. This year though, I decided I’d try out a new recipe that I’d spotted in one of my books about hygge! Madeleines are a nice little treat, and they’re super easy to make as well, so why not add a little Christmas cheer! 

125g butter,  plus extra for greasing

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 shot espresso or strong coffee

1/2 nutmeg, grated

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground clove

1/4 tsp sea salt

75g icing sugar

50g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

50g ground almonds

1/4 tsp baking powder

3 medium egg whites

1. Melt butter in a saucepan and add maple syrup, coffee, spices, and sea salt

2. In a large bowl, sieve the icing sugar,  flour, almonds and baking powder together.

3. Pour in the melted butter mixture and the egg whites. Stir together until a thick batter forms.

4. Put in the fridge to chill for a few hours, or overnight.

5. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 170°C. Grease your madeleine tray with butter and then lightly dust with flour.

6. Spoon even amounts of batter into each hole (about 2/3 full)

7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until they have risen and look golden brown.

8. Cool for 1-2 minutes before tipping them out of the tray.

Once they cooled down, I had a little taste and it was delightful! Mr. Actually got a kick out of them as well! I’ll be making them again for sure! I’m keen now to try to make other flavors of madeleines too now!

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