I found a madeleine tin in Dublin!!!! Kitchen Complements you are my saviour!!!!
I was in there to get some almond extract determined not to look at anything else other than that and as I was leaving after successfully avoiding all other tins, edible lustres and silicone rolling pins I happened to spy a madeleine tin out the corner of my eye!!! I was in shock as I been searching for a madeleine tin in vain for ages and was even trying to coerce my mother and sister into getting me one in New York next month (they weren't being coerced too easily though). But lo and behold there is was, as if a light was shining from on high and with that it was purchased (along with the almond extract and a palette nife but we won't talk about those)
So here it is, Saturday afternoon, the sun is shining, I'm after making the Daring Bakers cake again to bring to a friends house tonight (she's pregnant and I wouldn't like to say no as she might beat me or worse......................hi Sinead), the football is on the tv (go on the Pool) and I'm flicking through my Domestic Goddess book when suddenly I spy Nigella's rosebud madeleine recipe. So off I totter downstairs to make these with shouts from the husbag ringing in my ears at the ref, Arsenal players and whoever else should slight the godlike Liverpool players.
This recipe is so easy, these madeleines are so light and I would have eaten all 12 if I had no conscience, but unfortunately I do and it told me to only eat 3 (or 4), the rest are downstairs on a spotty plate calling me "Rachel, eat us, please, we're so pretty and light with hardly any calories!!!" The little feckers!!! Tee hee
So anyway here's what you need, if you can find a madeleine tin that is! I didn't make rosebud madeleines as rose isn't to everyone's taste so I made lemon madeleines with lemon zest and extract for extra lemony goodness!!!
1 large egg
40g caster sugar
pinch of salt
45g plain flour
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp lemon extract
icing sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 220/Gas 7.
Melt the butter over a low heat and allow to cool. Put a tbsp of melted butter aside to grease your tin.
In an electric mixer beat the egg, sugar and salt together until thickened like mayonaise.
Sift the flour into the mix and fold in with a wooden spoon.
Add the lemon zest and extract and mix in.
Add the melted butter and mix in well.
Grease your tin with the melted butter you set aside at the beginning.
Spoon roughly a teaspoon of the mixture into each madeleine shape.
Bake for 5 mins but check after 3.
Sprinkle with icing sugar if you wish and eat them all!!!!