Bake-a-thon 2016: Day 8 Bake of the Day: Lemon Madeleines
We are less than a week from Christmas, so I plan on posting some baked edible gifts for Bake-a-thon event. First up are these dainty and delicate Lemon Madeleines. This was my first time making or tasting madeleines and I had no idea what to expect. As it turns out Madeleines are small shell shaped sponge cakes from France that are baked in special pan with shell shaped depressions. I bought the pan few months ago, but didn’t get to use it until now.Recipe for this lemon madeleines is from the package that came with the madeleine pan. The batter is super simple to make — just mix all the ingredients and it is ready to bake. Some recipes I saw online had the batter sit overnight but this one can be used right away. The batter is quite thick and each madeleine needs just a tablespoon of batter. Make sure not to overfill the shell shaped cavities to avoid spilling over. These are best eaten the day they are made but they taste pretty good even after 2~3 days.Lemon madeleines are airy with the right amount of tang from lemon zest and lemon juice. They just melt in the mouth and I couldn’t stop from popping 2~3 of them at a time. They are perfect to serve with some hot tea in the afternoon.