Delicious and easy-to-make vanilla madeleines, with unique nutty fragrance from the ground almonds. Slightly denser…
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Do you like adding some Asian ingredients into your baked goods? I do! I especially love black sesame in cakes and bread, because I love its unique deep nutty flavor!
What Are Madeleines?
Though madeleines have a cakey texture, they are a type French cookies.What makes madeleines unique is their distinct hump, which is really pretty when you place the madeleines in rows on display!
There are several ways of preparing madeleines. It can be made using:
- the ribbon method (genoise),
- creaming method,
- or simple mixing method.
For myself, I like to use the simple mixing method, which will include mixing in of melted butter. It’s by far the easiest method I’ve tried :p
I also love madeleines as a quick teabreak item because they are really easy to whip up, and the recipe usually require very basic ingredients in your pantry.
P.S.: If you don’t like butter, see the other olive oil madeleines I’ve made previously.
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As mentioned, what makes madeleines unique are their pretty humps! Sometimes it can be quite difficult to get the high humps.
So when you make the madeleines, do remember to:
- chill the batter for at least 2 hours (best overnight),
- do not thaw the batter for too long before piping into greased pans.
I find the temperature difference helps in developing the humps. I usually let the batter thaw for a few short minutes, until the batter is not too heavy or “hard” for piping onto the pans.
How Long Can I Store the Madeleines
The madeleines are best eaten after being baked. I also find it no issue to eat the madeleines the next day (store in normal room temperature). I have also kept the madeleines to 3rd day. As these madeleines are slightly more moist, I keep them in the fridge after 2nd day, just in case they may spoil. You can, however, try to keep them in room temp 🙂
Is This Recipe Easy?
I like this recipe because it’s just mixing all ingredients together, chill in fridge overnight, and then bake. It’s quite hassle free for an easy breakfast or tea (yes I do love sweet stuff sometimes for breakfast :p).
The texture of these black sesame madeleines is also quite soft and fluffy (please don’t overbake). The honey in the recipe help to keep them soft and moist.
There would be pastries and desserts that need to have a certain of sweetness in them. I consider madeleines to be one of these desserts 🙂 These black sesame madeleines would be slightly sweet, as with most French pastries, which would go really well with tea or black coffee.