Lemon Madeleines and Delicious Reads

Lemon Madeleines from Baking Chez Moi

Baking Chez Moi – Lemon Madeleines, a TwD Rewind

I’ve made madeleines before, though you might not know it. I’ve managed to resist buying a madeleine pan, using mini-muffin pans or a vintage tea cake pan that belonged to my grandmother, instead. But yesterday, I got one as a present and I’m very pleased. As much as I talk about avoiding single-purpose cookware, a madeleine pan has always been on my wish list.

And so, I decided to bake the lemon madeleines from Baking Chez Moi for today’s Tuesdays with Dorie Rewind post. They originally popped up in the rotation in March of last year and they were a great choice for christening my new baking pan.

These are lovely, light cakes with a subtle lemon flavour. I chose not to glaze them, but I can imagine they would be even prettier, with an extra lemony-ness that would make these perfect for afternoon tea.

Lemon Madeleines

I would have been pleased with slightly more pronounced bumps, which means I’ll just have to keep using my madeleine pan regularly, until I perfect my technique.

Holiday Cookbook Reviews

I might have to put the madeleine project on hold for a few more weeks, as I’m right in the middle of this year’s holiday cookbook review series, which I’ve been doing since 2013. It’s one of the highlights of my blogging year. This year’s crop of books has been a lot of fun to work through. I thought I’d list all my posts in this year’s series here, updating as they’re published. (Canadians can enter to win each of the books posted until December 22nd, so check the posts for the links.)

Scratch by Maria Rodale

How to Bake Everything by Mark Bittman

Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan

Better Baking by Genevieve Ko

Marbled, Swirled, and Layered by Irvin Lin

River Cottage: Love Your Leftovers by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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14 thoughts on “Lemon Madeleines and Delicious Reads

  1. Hi Teresa! Your Madeleine’s look beautiful and sound delicious too! The Mark Bittman How to Bake Everything Book is also on my holiday gift list so I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

  2. I love Madeleines an these look perfect, nicely browned around the edges. If you’re going to have a special purpose pan it might as well be a beautiful one like this one. I like the powdered sugar topping best too.

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