I just received a large box with the surprises of the food swap Esmee had organized by mail. It supposed to arrive before Easter, but the person that made the content (Anke from DonnaCaramella) lives in Belgium. And to send post to Belgium has not been the problem, but from Belgium to the Netherlands takes a little longer . That doesn't bother and I 'll show you tomorrow what she has made (and it was worth waiting for !) .
Today the post goes about my submission of the food blog swap. Yes, that sounds very much like the food swap, where we make something and send it to each other, but at the food blog swap we prepare a dish of someones blog and eat it ourselves. I was selected to make something from the blog of Carolabaktzoethoudertjes (Dutch blog) and the choice at this blog was huge and very difficult. Chocolates , cupcakes, fudge, cakes , biscuits it 's all there. Eventually I chose to bake Madeleines. Because I have just bought a Madeleine baking tin and to bake one was on my bucket list so this I could not resist . I have not decorated them with nougat and chocolate because that's a bit tricky thing with my allergy. I added a little orange zest and we liked them very much! They are sweet, slightly taste of orange and just large enough for 1 snack (or two). I think I can make these for a high tea, they would be great for that!
Recipe : Madeleines
Ingredients (24 pieces)
- 200 grams of butter;
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract;
- 4 eggs;
- 150 grams of sugar;
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar;
- 2 tablespoons honey;
- 2 teaspoons baking powder;
- 180 grams of flour;
- pinch of salt;
- Grated orange zest of 2 oranges;
- Butter to grease the madeleine mold;
- Powdered sugar.
- Madeleine mold;
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Melt the butter and let cool down. Beat the eggs with a mixer and then add the eggs , both sugars, honey, vanilla extract, orange zest , pinch of salt and butter and mix well. Sift the flour and baking powder over the bowl. Then mix again for 1 minute.
Grease the madeleine molds and put the batter into the mold until it is just filled. Bake the madeleines in 10 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove from the mold and sprinkle with icing sugar just before serving.