Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 8, Valentine countdown. French Madeleine recipe.

This was my Elementary school. College Montpezat de Sens. It was an old women monastery turned into a school. All the bottom windows had bars still. Sens is in the South of Paris, about 3 hours away. In the country. I lived there from age 7 till 13. I had my first cooking class there, We made Madeleines.
Madeleine:

  1. 1/4 cups flour
  2. 1 tsp baking flour
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar, more for dusting
  5. 1 tsp orange tree flower extract or Strawberry
  6. 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted an cooled

In bowl beat with electric mixer until smooth and light, eggs and sugar. Add extract.
Sift the flower and baking powder, add to egg mixture. Beat everything.
Butter and sift flour on Madeleine mold. It has a shell designs on them.
In oven 375 F. Until starting to get slightly gold on the sides
Powder sugar...
The card says: If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa





14 comments:

tinypaperheart said...

mmm...those look so good! :)

hannah said...

wow those look amazing! i totally want a madeline tray!

Abby Kihano said...

Gosh, it's always nice to learn how to cook from school.

Madeline is it? Correct me if I'm wrong. But they look so delicious! And the goody bag looks so cute.

Julie Harward said...

They look good...love the card and the quote...so true! Come say hi :D

Hildi**** said...

mmhh loookss tasty..i want one hah

Frenchy chick said...

They are called Madeleine, with a "ei". It is a French classic. I got my tray at Williams Sonoma years ago.
I am sure you can find it on line. My Mom made those all the time too. I must have been 8 when i made it in cooking class.

Elie's Papel said...

those look delicious!!!

g.suzie said...

Just dropped in to say 'yuuumm'
they look so good!
Wow I'm impressed that you were
able to take a cooking class
in Paris. . .
Have a great day!
Sue

UKZoe said...

I think I have a madeline mold somewhere, but have NEVER used it. Now I have a recipe I shall have to give it a go.

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

Mmmm, one of my favorites, but oh the butter! I have to be careful. Yours are simply lovely.

I enjoyed hearing about your school and seeing the photos:)

The French Maid said...

I've always wanted to try to make these, but for some reason I thought they were difficult! This recipe seems like something I could do!
--Lee Ann

Olga said...

Oh, these look soooo delicious!
And that's a beautiful school.

Julie Harward said...

What a pretty little cookie, love it! Merry Christmas to you! ;D

8)(8 said...

What a pretty school. I went to an old Catholic school with a convent, but I'm sure it is not as old as that.

Wow those look delicious. I did not know they were made with a mold.

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