Spiced Madeleines with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves
These cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove-scented Madeleines make such a pretty dessert to pair with coffee, tea, and even a dessert wine. Set out a platter dusted with powdered sugar for a beautiful presentation.
Melt the butter in the microwave or a saucepan. Set aside to cool.
In a medium bowl beat the sugar and eggs for five to seven minutes until the mixture becomes pale and has tripled in volume.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and spices and whisk to combine.
Spoon the flour mixture over the egg batter and gently fold the flour into the batter with a rubber spatula to combine.
Pour the cooled melted butter over the batter and again, gently fold into the batter until combined.
Chill the batter for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and generously grease and flour the Madeleine pan. Butter is my preferred choice.
Spoon a tablespoon of batter into each mold.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Watch carefully so they don't over brown.
Let cool for 5 minutes then remove from the pan. Once cooled sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Madeleines taste best warm but will keep for several days in a covered container.
Superfine sugar is also called Caster Sugar or Baker's Sugar - If you do not have superfine sugar you can make it in a food processor, spice grinder or blender. Simply add the amount of regular white sugar you need in the recipe and add additional sugar and grind for a few seconds to make a finer sugar crystal.
For this recipe add 1 1/2 tablespoons of extra sugar to the 3/4 cups of sugar before grinding.
Serving: 1Madeleine | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.6g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 24mg