Sunday, February 12, 2012
Les Madeleines de Ladurée Chez Nous~
Ladurée..the Sucré Book..Quel Joli Bouquin..
It's a velours covered book w/gilded edges in a lovely Ladurée Box.
Such pretty photos and recipes..
Feminine..like this rose that has become my fast favorite.
I am not a red rose person.
This one fits me perfectly.
It opens a bit like a heart also~
It's cream..and pink..an edge of antique brown..some green..it is frilly and big and beautiful and strong!
The Madeleines turned out so well..the little bump..the golden edges..and the well imprinted ridges..
160 gr sugar
175 gr all purpose flour + 20 gr for the mold
10 gr baking powder
180 gr butter + 20 gr for the mold
35 gr honey
The dough needs to be prepared a day in advance.
Grate the zest two lemons. In bowl mix the zest of the two lemons with the sugar. In other bowl, sift the flour and the baking powder.In a small saucepan melt the butter.
Beat the eggs together with the lemon zest, sugar and the honey until the mix becomes a bit foamy. Next add the flour-baking powder mix and whisk. Finally add the melted butter and mix until well incorporated.
Place the dough in the fridge,covered for at least 12 hrs.
The next day, melt 20 gr of butter and with a brush paint the madeleines molds. Place the molds in the freezer for 15 min until the butter firms. Sprinkle flour and remove the excess.
Preheat the oven at 200ºC.(390 F) fill the molds ¾ of the capacity. Bake them during 8 to 10 min, until the madeleines are golden. Let the madeleines cool before removing them from the mold.
I halved the recipe and it made ap 24 small madeleines...I left them in the fridge(the dough) overnight.
I also made the last decoration for the tree~
You remember the clay I used for tags?
I rolled the clay out..as I had before..cut with a heart cutter..used a paint stamp I had from folk art classes 100 yrs ago...stamped the clay.. baked it..painted it w/ an acrylic paint and wiped off..strung a ribbon and donned the tree~
Fun little craft~
Happy Valentine's Day~
To you.. together.. or on your own..:)
It is quite evident looking through the book that the Ladurée pastries..are fit for a Princess~..Or Prince~
Must be a real treat to walk through the many French Pâtisseries..Would I forego Le Louvre for Ladurée? If I had to pick one?
The above sweet flags etc can be found via: Today's Creative Blog~