French Fridays with Dorie – Honey-Spiced Madeleines

by Jessica on September 23, 2011

Honey-Spiced Madeleines |

Tomorrow is my little sister’s 26th birthday and since I can’t safely transport an ice cream cake without a huge mess, I’m gifting her with her favorite cookie instead. It just so happens that her number one pick is the Madeleine, this week’s FFwD recipe. Lucky, right? This is one of my favorite cookies to make – the batter comes together quite easily and folding in the melted butter puts me in a calm mood. After a few hours in the fridge and several minutes in the oven, the cookies are ready for a sprinkling of Confectioners’ sugar. Since I was delivering these, I didn’t add any this time, but it’s the perfect touch on top.

These are a modern take on Proust’s Classic Madeleine, as Dorie suggests. The spices weren’t as prevalent as they should have been (given the recipe’s title), but what stood out the most was the orange zest mingled with the granulated sugar. Tangy and sweet… it was a nice reminder that Summer is no longer here! I love seeing that most elusive ‘hump’, too! 🙂

Honey-Spiced Madeleines |

Click over to the ‘Leave-Your-Link’ post for a list of the ‘Doristas’ who participated this week!

#53 – Honey-Spiced Madeleines (pg. 408-409)
Source: Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan

Honey-Spiced Madeleines |

Happy First Day of Fall!!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SoupAddict September 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm

So pretty! You’re sister is so lucky to have someone to bake for her. 🙂


2 Ei September 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

That’s great that you were able to deliver your sister’s favorite for her bday! Very convenient. Yours look lovely.


3 Margaret September 23, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Those look perfect. I have GOT to get a pan!!


4 Cakelaw September 23, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Happy coincidence that these are your sister’s favourite! Your madeleines look great.


5 Adriana September 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I love how the bits of orange zest perk up the cookie.


6 Cher September 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Everyone’s posts are just so pretty this week 🙂
Cookies are a happy thing & Happy Birthday to the lucky sister.


7 Alice September 23, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I loved mine so much, I’m going to make some chocolate ones to take on my daughter’s playdate next week! 🙂


8 Betsy September 23, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I was surprised the spices weren’t more prominent. But I did like the cakes regardless. Your sister is lucky that you know her favorite sweet and made it for her!


9 Trevor Sis Boom September 23, 2011 at 10:16 pm

These look incredible! I had to give mine to my sister as well but it was for a peace offering after what I wrote about her last week. Sigh. I think I’ll make more tomorrow…the classic kind though.


10 Teresa September 24, 2011 at 4:50 am

I liked the the delicacy of the spices in this one, but perhaps when it’s closer to Christmas, I’ll amp them up a bit. What serendipity that your sister’s favourite cookie is this week’s French Fridays recipe!


11 Kathy September 24, 2011 at 9:58 am

Your madeleines look lovely…Lucky sister!


12 Candy (dulce) September 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

These look amazing!! I’m inspired to try them again.


13 Eliana September 29, 2011 at 9:49 am

Such a classy cookie. And looks so delicious.


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