Petites Madeleines

Ingredients

1/8 teaspoon baking soda (2 pinches)
1/2 cup sugar

Preparation

1
In a mixing bowl beat the eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, and pinch of salt, until light and fluffy.
2
Sift the flour and baking soda and fold into the wet ingredients.
3
Fold in the melted butter and lemon zest.
4
Spoon into prepared fluted tins, making sure not to over fill.
5
Bake in a preheated 350ยบ F oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Makes 24

 



About

Madeleines or 'petites madeleines', shell shaped sponge like cookies, originate from the Lorraine region of France and where made famous by the early 1900's novelist, Marcel Proust. In his novel "Temps Perdus"..."in Search Of Time Lost", the simple act of tasting a madeleine cookie unleashes past childhood memories for the narrator, and through a better understanding of his past, insight into himself...... "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes" Marcel Proust

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Yield:

4 servings

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 9:37pm

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