(That's my mum's fine china tea set I got out veeeeery carefully from her cabinet)
It all started when I was watching Food Network, I don't have the foggiest on whose cooking programme it showed the madeleines. I just knew I really wanted some...
Fast forward one week later, my sister-in-law bakes a batch of madeleines that smell absolutely divine! [breathe in deeply, trying to smell fresh madeleines, and breathe out]
And that's not it, I go shopping a few days later and I spot a 12-hole madeleine mould. Was it a sign?? All these things were a huuuge coincidence and I knew I couldn't leave the mould behind, poor thing could've been waiting for me all this time... So I bought it and cleared my conscience :-)
I began traipsing through my cookbooks and the internet looking for an ideal madeleine recipe. I love reading blogs and comments, they help me so much - before i start I know the tips and tricks to help me on that recipe. I finally chose David Lebovitz's Lemon Glazed Madeleine recipe but altered the lemon for orange and passed on the glaze. I prefer mine with a good dusting of icing.
You can find the recipe I used here.
They were so pretty and yes, they did have humps!!! Next time I will add poppy seeds to go with the lemon or orange - mmmmm..... I love my new mould and want to try out new combinations. Have you guys got any suggestions I could try out, would love to hear them!!