when I first bought Gale gand's "Just a bite" book, I could not resist more than a day before tasting her recipe of madeleines. I just switched saffron for cinnemon (to make a little change of my own)
yield : 30
here's what we need :
8 tablespoons unsalted butter divided,
1 tablespoon cinnemon
1/2 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 pinch salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
here's what we do :
melt 6 tablespoons of butter and cinnemon at medium heat, watch carefully it will foam & subside. When it's lightly brown & smells nutty, remove from the heat & strain through a fine strainer.
Whip eggs & sugars until light & fluffy.
Mixing at low speed, add the dry ingredients, then vanilla extract & honey, combine well (from here you can keep batter in fridge up to 3 days)
When ready to bake, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, double butter the baking pans with a brush, then chill them until firm.
Preheat oven at 375F° 190C°
Fill the madeleine molds up to 3/4 full
Bake for 10 minutes (use a tip of a knife to check)
Immediately turn madeleines out of pans
relax, savour & share !