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Honey Madeleine Muffins

April 28, 2013

Mad-uffins, Madeluffins? They’re not muffins, but they’re not truly madeleines because they’re not shell shaped. I keep nearly buying a madeleine pan but then wondering how much I’d use it and so of course, when the mood takes me to make madeleines I am stumped. But, Ça ne fait rien, for now I have hurdled the shell shaped obstacle and made madeleines in a mini muffin tin. Mini-mad-muffins perhaps – though that makes them sound like very angry tiny cakes. I think the lesson here is that you can never have too many cake tins and I should really get a madeleine pan.

Les Mad-uffins sont jolie, non?

Madeleines are typically french – packed full of butter and yet light and dainty. The addition of honey to these gives them slightly more presence on the palate and of course you could use flavoured honey if you wanted to take it one step further. They are extremely good eaten with with a cup of tea.

Madeleine french pastry

Now, where’s my earl grey?

You may have noticed the rather fetching cake stand in the photos. It’s from their botanical range, which I also have US cup measurers in and I’ve been wanting to show it off for a while now. It was sent to me by the kind ladies at Dotcomgiftshop (now Rex London). They didn’t ask for owt in return, but I wanted to say thanks.

Honey and Vanilla Madeleines
 from BBC Good Food

100g plain flour , plus extra for dusting
100g caster sugar
100g butter , melted
1 whole egg , separated, plus 1 egg white
1 tbsp clear honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
icing sugar , for dusting

You can find the rest of the recipe here. 

madeleine muffin

A pile of delicious

I am entering these into the following challenges:

Teatime treats is run by  Lavender and Lovage and What Kate Baked and April’s theme is fairy cakes, cupcakes and muffins

Classic French is run by Blue Kitchen Bakes and April’s theme is madeleines.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2013 1:08 pm

    Lovely Gill! I have three madeleine pans, and want a scallop shaped one too. i like your thinking on you can never have too many cake pans….

  2. April 28, 2013 6:57 pm

    These look really tasty and very pretty! The honey and vanilla is a great combination too and these look like a perfect bite sized treat! 🙂

  3. April 29, 2013 8:15 pm

    I really, really wanted to put a madeleine pan on our forthcoming wedding list but my future husband reckons I have at least 54 too many cake tins already… he’ll be well chuffed with this recipe that involves no extra purchasing of tins! Thank you for entering this into TTT!

  4. May 2, 2013 5:08 pm

    I agree that you can never have too many cake tins (the overflowing cupboard and boyfriend may disagree) but I love the fact that you’ve adapted this recipe to suit a mini muffin tin. Thanks for entering into Classic French.

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