Sunday, June 20, 2010

Chestnut Honey Madeleines - SMS

One of the few baking pans that isn't in my cupboards is a madeleine pan. In fact, I am not sure I've ever had a madeleine. Curious about the history of madeleines, I looked them up. They're a small sponge cake pastry which originated in the Northeast region of France. Seems there's a couple of stories as to how they began. If you want to read more, you can find the stories here.

Funny, I think I've passed up a madeleine pan several times at Goodwill. At the time, I think I wondered what the pan was used for. Of course, the past few weeks when I wanted to find one, there were none to be found. I decided to use a mini muffin tin and it worked great!!

These are delicious, beautiful bites. They'd be a perfect compliment to afternoon tea. I'm hooked, I will make these again. I'd like to experiment with other flavors of madeleines. Who know's maybe I will even find that pan.

Thanks to Debbie of Cafe Chibita for choosing this wonderful recipe. If you check out the other SMS bakers, I am sure you'll find at least one or two of them owns a madeleine pan.

21 comments:

  1. Perfectly petite and powdered, these look so heavenly. I've never thought of not using a Madeleine pan, but these turned out so pretty. Thanks Julie!

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  2. I love madeleines! Yum. I actually don't have a proper madeleine tin but I really should get one now!!! Thanks for posting this and for providing those links too.

    Bets wishes for a lovely week,
    Natasha.

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  3. They're lovely! Isn't it funny that you see the pan when you don't need it and they don't have it when you do? I'm glad they were yummy and worth repeating.

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  4. I have the pans, but I love the look as a mini muffin! They look great! Fabulous idea! Love Madelines but never had chestnut honey, sounds delicious!

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  5. The muffins look wonderful. I don't own a madeline pan either. I doubt if I ever will.

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  6. Great job on the madeleine muffins, very cute! I thought the flavor on these was great, they were a hit around here too.

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  7. Your mini madeleine muffins are so cute! They look wonderful. I had some challenges with mine, but definitely want to give them another go!

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  8. Your mini muffins look so delicate and beautiful, who needs a madeleine pan? I have no qualms about making these again in the mini muffin tin.

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  9. I just love madeleines. Since my sister gave me molds as a Christmas present one year, I've tried tons of different flavors and a couple different base recipes. I think I've posted madeleines at least 3 times on my blog ;-) I've never tried with chestnut though. That sounds delicious!

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  10. Oh wow, your madeleines look absolutely gorgeous in mini muffin form! I love the color on them. I don't think I'd ever had a madeleine until I baked them with another baking group a few years ago. They're still not my favorite treat, but fun to make occasionally. Hope you find that pan soon :)

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  11. Your lil beauties came out perfect Julie.

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  12. These are quite beautiful!! nice and light! and using a madeleine pan just makes them a bit more fun and festive looking. not to mention easier to dunk in tea ;)

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  13. I'm glad you had a chance to make these despite not having a Madeleine pan. They're delicious little morsels, aren't they? :o)

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  14. I've never had madelines before and really didn't know what they were either. Thanks for the explanation! Yours look delicious!

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  15. I love hte nice rounded tops your have! Mine baked in the muffin tin did not have that round little hat like yours. Strange!

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  16. These really sound wonderful and they certainly have great eye appeal. I'll bet they are delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  17. I have a madeleine pan but I actually like your little muffin shape a lot! Thanks to your reminder, I should bake up a batch :)

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  18. beautiful little treats ..they would be great for a tea party

    sweetlife

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  19. Your mini-muffins look awesome! Looks like I can stick a whole one in my mouth and chomp away...:D
    Thanks for baking along, and I'm glad you liked them. :D

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  20. I've never had a madeleine before either. I was always worried they were hard cookies. But if they are light cake like things, I may have to give them a try!

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  21. I loved these too. Yeah for Madeleines!

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