Mom de Cuisine

French Fridays with Dorie: Honey-Spiced Madeleines
September 23, 2011, 5:08 am
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I debated making this week’s FFwD recipe just because I knew we were going to be eating cake all weekend on account of my husband’s birthday.  However, I already felt like a Dorie slacker because I didn’t make last Friday’s Cinnamon-Crunch Chicken.  I looked for the cinnamon cookies she used to “crunchify” the chicken for two weeks and was unable to find them.  I thought about ordering them off of, but I knew they wouldn’t arrive in time. 



So needless to say, I decided that I couldn’t let another Friday go by without participating; I am new to the club, after all.  I am so glad that I made these tasty little cakes.  Dorie says that the cakes are best if you allow the batter to rest several hours to overnight, which was perfect.  I made the batter yesterday evening, and then I got up early this morning to bake them off.  My family woke up to the smells of cinnamon and orange and had a warm treat waiting for breakfast. 


I’ve never eaten, let alone made Madeleines before and I was pleasantly surprised by these.  I thought the orange and spice was very nice.  These would be perfect if you have overnight guests over the holidays.  The only slight change I made to Dorie’s recipe was to half the amount of butter and use applesauce to replace it. 



This, like most of Dorie’s recipes, is a great jumping off point.  While I will definitely be making this one again, I can’t wait to tweak it with some other flavor combinations. 


*As per the rules of French Friday’s with Dorie, members only post pictures, not recipes.  If you would like the recipe, you can buy the book, Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  If cooking your way through Dorie’s book sounds like fun, you, too can join French Friday’s with Dorie by clicking here.