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Chocolate Hazelnut and Lemon Poppy seed Madeleines (tea cakes)



The chocolate hazulnut madeleine batter smelled like Nutella! Delicious!
The chocolate hazulnut madeleine batter smelled like Nutella! Delicious!

Madeleines are cakelike cookies that were made famous by Louis XV in France. For my mom's office bday party I decided to try my hand at making Madeleine cookies/cakes because I just watched that movie The Transporter and the lead girl (Qi Shu) made some for Jason Statham's character (so freaking hot :O even though he's sorta aged......damn he's fine ;) in that movie but i'm probably the only one that thinks so) :P


LOL, this has nothing to do with the recipe but see, isn't he hot?! aged, but still hot.
LOL, this has nothing to do with the recipe but see, isn't he hot?! aged, but still hot.

They're pretty easy to make, and the ingredients are something everyone usually has on hand, butter, sugar, flour, eggs, baking powder, some kind of flavored extract :D :D real simple!

I made two types a Chocolate Hazelnut madeleine and a Lemon poppy madeleine . It's funny bc I had to use a miniature tea cake mold rather than the standard madeleine mold :/ argh, frustrating going to Linen N Things and not finding what you need...anyways, so I made them in the Nordic ware mini tea cake mold.

For the Chocolate Hazelnut madeleines, I used a recipe from www.frenchfood.about.com which is Madeleines aux Noisettes. It called for 6 egg whites, whereas the Joy of Baking recipe for the Lemon poppy seeds called for 3 whole eggs.


For the Lemon Poppy seed one, I used the same recipe YumSugar used for her 'My First Madeleines', which is from Joy of Baking
EXCEPT i did their variation of Lemon-Poppy Seed Madeleines - Substitute 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar for 2/3 cup white sugar, substitute 1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract plus 1 teaspoon finely minced lemon zest for 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and add l tablespoon poppy seeds after adding butter. Proceed with recipe.


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I think more lemon zest would've given these a better flavor :)

TIPS:
-It's done when you touch it and it springs back
-Wait for it to cool down to 'dry' so it won't be too moist when you eat it

Overall:
These were good but not dazzling, they'd probably go well with tea. I wish i had the classic shell mold for the Madeleines, maybe they'd be more 'cookie' like bc the ones i made where a bit denser in the center. Anyways, these were still delicous and you can make so many variations on the recipe. :D goodluck!

CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 7 years 15 weeks
You've inspired me! I just saw a mini cake pan @ BB & Beyond and thought how cute - now I'll go buy it. William Sonoma has mini madeleine pans (store only, can't find online). Thanks for the recipe links! PS...I feel the same way about Jason Statham!
haze1nut haze1nut 7 years 17 weeks
yeah i'm wondering that too! i was thinking of just calling these tea cakes, i think i like the madeleine pan better for these, they'll be flatter and more 'cookie like' if cooked that way? these were a bit denser so they came out more cakelike, but they have that nice 'chewiness' after they cooled and stay out for a while.
POPSUGAR-Food POPSUGAR-Food 7 years 17 weeks
Those turned out so cute! And if you find a great recipe let me know, I was a little bit underwhelmed by the joy of baking one, but you're right, it's unbelievably versatile! The pan I used is actually GeekSugar's (her mom got it her as a gift), but you can find something similar at Williams-Sonoma or Sur La Table Oh, and can it be called a madeleine if it's not shaped like a madeleine?? I'm just joking, but really... I wonder?!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years 17 weeks
Aged? no way...he's a sexy sexy man!! I hate madelines, but I'm glad these turned out well for you!! :D They look very nice!
haze1nut haze1nut 7 years 17 weeks
lol! yeah he is hot, yayita! now if i can only get the pan, i'm going to make these again when i get back to austin. i really like the pan yumsugar uses in her http://teamsugar.com/user/YumSugar/recipes/258876 recipe. YUM! if you see this, where did you get your pan?
yayita yayita 7 years 17 weeks
LOL hot guy in the recipe!!!
karmasabitch karmasabitch 7 years 18 weeks
Ooooo yummy! I love nutella and I love lemon poppy seed muffins!! :DROOL:
SU3 SU3 7 years 18 weeks
They look so great!! & so delish!! :DROOL:
JennaV JennaV 7 years 18 weeks
YUM!!!!! :drool: They are so cute, too! :D
haze1nut haze1nut 7 years 18 weeks
if you use your mini cupcake, i think it would work! but try not to fill it totally with batter bc these will expand to 1.5x their size. and you'll know they're done if they spring back to the touch, but i like mine to have a little 'cripser' edge so i should've cooked them a bit longer. as far as comparing these two, both weren't too sweet and i thought the lemon poppy madeleines tasted better but i can't really remember any big differences at the moment bc I gave these to my mom after i cooked them. i think the hazelnut chocolate one, being just egg whites had a lighter texture but i preferred the slightly denser texture of the lemon poppy one. i dunno, dangit i wish i could've kept some. lol. i'm going to have to try out more madeleine recipes :P
wynter wynter 7 years 18 weeks
Very pretty! I'm all about poppyseed anything lately for some reason, so I'll have to give these a try. I think I'll use my mini cupcake pan though. :p Would that work? lol
haze1nut haze1nut 7 years 18 weeks
Twinkle! that pan costs a lot! i was like whaaaa?? when i saw the price, but it must be bc of the detail and type of metal? i dunno but $32 bucks for one pan is still steep but i was desperate for something since I couldn't find a madeleine tin. bah. lol, i didn'tknow people commented so late :D good morning? 8D
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 7 years 18 weeks
These are so sweet looking. I'm going to have to add that pan to my collection.
JessNess JessNess 7 years 18 weeks
These are soooooooooo PRETTY!!!!!!!!!! I could totally imagine having a garden tea party with these