Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Baking With Julia- Madeleines

Madeleines by Teckelcar
Madeleines, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
Woo hoo! I'm back on schedule!

This week's baking challenge from "Baking with Julia" is madeleines. For the full recipe head on over to Counter Dog, Katie will give you the recipe with pictures.

Technically I made ladyfingers, not madeleines. I don't have the pan and I have no great need to buy one. Conversely my ladyfingers don't look like ladyfingers either. I didn't feel like making the tradition finger shaped cookie and decided to use a really big star tip and do a sort of free hand madeleine piping. The earlier cookies came out better, probably because the batter was beginning to break down in the bag from the pressure and the warmth of my hands on the piping bag.

Anyhoodle, the cookies came out quite well. They are a bit on the dry side, but this recipe seemed to be geared towards a dunkable creation. I liked it and it was a very quick treat to knock out, I got the whole thing done in under an hour. As for making them again, I don't know. Maybe if I make a trifle and want to use home made ladyfingers.

3 comments:

Diane said...

It's been said before, but I'm really happy you're enjoying the challenge! I must have been crazy to think I had the time (and the people to feed) to keep up. Though the last several recipes have been for things easier to transport than the French Strawberry cake.

Cathleen said...

Kudos to you for improvising! Not a favorite here - but it was easy.

Teresa said...

Interesting technique! I think these would be great in tiramisu.