Madeleines for Madeline

3 Feb

This week I had the chance to work with a friend I’ve known for a few years now, and she is in the final stages of her first pregnancy.  It is an exciting time for her and in the course of our time together we talked about possible names for the brand new little one.   They know it will be a girl and among other names they have in mind, Madeline is a front runner.

Lemon zest really flavors the madeleines

In honor of their little one on the way, and the fact that Marina grew up reading the Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans, it is my clear hope that they name her Madeline.  Marina and I decided to make some Madeleines today.   We chose a traditional recipe from Epicurious.  We doubled the amount of lemon zest in the second batch, after trying a sample or two, and that really brought the flavor to where we wanted it.

Marina adding the flour to the mix

Adding the batter to the tins ... we only had mini tins

We also had to adjust the amount of batter we put into the tins – our fist batch we used too much batter, but over all it worked out fine and we loved them.

Madeleines and a cup of tea make for a perfect afternoon

Remember, Food is Love!

Cheers,

Justin

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