Friday, October 31, 2014
After my very first trip to France this summer, I fell in love with Madeleines! Well, I pretty much fell in love with everything in France, not just Madeleines. Madeleines were originated in France, they’re small and light sponge cakes in the shape of shells; baked in special baking pans, such as this one that I own (click here to check it out). The pan is not expensive at all. I say, it’s a very good “investment” because you can bake and enjoy these delicate and elegant little tea cakes any time you want at home. With this Madeleines recipe book (see picture above) to help you bake along, you’re all set!
There are many wonderful recipes from this Madeleines book, both savory and sweet. From morning madeleines option, such as lox and cream cheese, to indulgent ones, such as Hazelnut & Frangelico and Banana Foster; this book got you covered with its wide varieties selections. Another great thing about this book is that you’ll get some great tips from the author, as well as simple storage solutions.
Of course, elegant photos of the final products along with pictorial illustration is another big plus (see picture below). I truly love madeleines, they are so simple to prepare. As you can see from the picture below, all the tools you’ll need are a mixing bowl, a whisk, maybe an ice cream scoop for even distribution (or you can just use a measuring spoon), and the madeleine baking pan. That’s it! No other special equipment needed and all the recipes are super easy to follow.
I’ve tried the Dark Chocolate Espresso Madeleines and it’s rich and decadent, just as how it looks and sounds. I can’t wait to try some other recipes in this book, especially the savory ones. The Guyere & Rosemary ones, and Herb de Provence are on my to bake list! They’ll be elegant appetizers for holidays and gatherings for sure.
Today, you’re in luck! Because I’m giving away a copy of Madeleines recipe book to one uTry.it reader, courtesy of Quirk Books.
Here are the details on how to enter.
One lucky uTry.it reader (with an U.S., Canada or U.K. mailing address) will win a copy of “Madeleines”.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me if you prefer to enjoy Madeleine as breakfast, afternoon tea, or dessert (or all three, like me)? Deadline to enter is November 9th, 2014 by mid-night PST. Winner will be selected through Random.org and announce shortly after the giveaway is closed.
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of “Madeleines” for the purpose of this review and I was not compensated in any way to write this post. All comments and opinions are 100% my own.