There are so many iconic French foodie experiences, it’s hard to know where to begin. Surprisingly it’s often the simplest ingredients executed to perfection that produce the tastes we crave long after returning from a trip to France. While many famous French confections ooze with butter and sugar, the simple Madeleine is two bites of light lemony bliss.
A true pastry enthusiast, Joyce Slayton Mitchell, recently penned a delightful book entitled Paris by Pastry. Now I don’t know about you, but the thought of wandering through the streets of Paris nibbling on confections along the way is truly a sweet dream. So you know I couldn’t resist picking up this Paris guide and imagining a divine stroll through pastry shops. Ms. Mitchell also shares a number of yummy recipes for famed pastry selections. Here’s the one for the simple and delicious Madeleine which is published in Paris by Pastry:
1 stick softened sweet butter
2/3 cup sugar
Rind of 1 lemon finely grated
2/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until creamy
- In small bowl mix dry ingredients and then beat into butter mixture until blended.
- Fill silicone Madeleine molds to about half full
- Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown
Serve warm with a cuppa and feel free to dip!