|Heaven on a plate|
On a day out to Church Stretton, Shropshire early this week I discovered an amazing hardware shop called Salts that sold everything you could want in a kitchen. It was here I got tempted to buy my special baking tray. I've waited far too long to buy myself a Madeleines tray, having been inspired to bake them many years ago when watching the film The Transporter. Oh yes who would of made a connection between Jason Statham and baking, although as my cousin pointed out they are both hot!
60g unsalted butter - melted
1 large egg
50g caster sugar
50g plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
grated zest of 1 large lemon
icing sugar for decoration
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C
Melt the butter, use some of the melted butter to liberally grease the Madeleine tray. Put the rest of the butter to one side to cool.
- Whisk the egg and caster sugar together until it is thick and fluffy, the whisk should leave a ribbon trail when you lift it out of the mixture.
- Sift the flour into the egg and sugar mixture and fold in.
- Add the vanilla extract and lemon zest, folding in gently.
- Add 3 tablespoons of the cooled melted butter, again fold into the mixture.
- Fill each mould half full and bake for just 8 minutes, until golden and firm to the touch.
- Turn the Madeleine's out onto a wire rack to cool.
- Dust with icing sugar before serving.
|Light and lovely|
I'm submitting this recipe as part of March's AlphaBakes Challenge on The More Than Occasional Baker and Caroline Makes blog of which Caroline is this months host. This months letter is 'M' for Madeleines.