Friday, March 11, 2016

Maple Syrup/Choco Madeleines ~ And Tea Leaves~







Christmas cacti never fail to disappoint..November and March..stunning.
We have a few in our home..and some bloom a little earlier..some later ..and some bloom even more than twice a year.

Tea..no surprsie I like tea..many many kinds..this Pink lemonade one..and the mint green tea..
both so nice and calming..

a set I have is by Jane Lyle and came w/ a book on reading the leaves..interesting..and pretty♥

More interesting for sweet lovers w/ little madeleines..they are just right as an afternoon treat or a full dessert on the small side..the key to a lovely madeleine is the BUMP~
You need the bump..you can see it leaning on it's bumb..
I came across an interesting recipe that called for adding chocolate..hmmm..yah~

You can find the recipe here..in French..and I substituted the honey
with maple syrup and I did not have the choco disks so I used Baker's semi sweet choco on a few and milk choco on the others..

La Recette courtesy of..Hum..Ca Sent Bon

for 20 madeleines

120 grams of butter
 3 eggs
80 grams of sugar
1 generous tbsp honey(maple syrup for me)
1 dessert spoon of baking powder
chocolate disks

Melt butter and honey..set aside

In a bowl mix eggs and sugar..add the flour and baking powder..at the very end your butter mixture..

Put the batter in your prepped madeleine molds..Your oven should be preheated to 240 C..you bake them for 4 minutes at this temp then lower to 180C and bake 5-6 minutes longer.

As soon as you remove the madeleines from the oven place the choco disks under the warm madeleines,let cool..

I dipped mine in the melted chocolate as I did not have the disks..Disks melt faster and the chocolate I was using does not.

So dipped works great in your melted chocolate..

I use my silicone mold..I see Williams ~Sonoma in the US has a heart shaped silicone madeleine mold..next visit to the US:)

It's reasonable!

What did my tea leaves read? 

That within 2 weeks long distance friendships would bring joy..and the second time..
within a day or two..financial improvements or a gift
and good news.
Longer term..pay attention to you dreams..apply yourself to obtaining what you want...

Neat little set:)

And did the tea leaf reading turn out to be true?
Well let's just say ..you know that Amazon blue box w/ a gold ribbon?
One arrived this week  with a new book:)

And look what happened this morning..


So yes this little tea set is quite claivoyant..and Lucas and Oli ate 3 Madeleines each and quite loved them
I know the choco was the hit on the back of Madeleine;)

My book..Gardens of Awe and Folly..by Vivian..is pre-ordered..the release is March 16th..
I will be back;)

Bon Weekend~







47 comments:

  1. Chocolate madeleines is something my son would love, he likes these cookies, but with chocolate I think I just found his favorite dessert!

    Hugs,

    Yelena

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    1. I know they were loved here:) Hope yur son enjoys too!
      Again congratulations on all the well deserved honors:)

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing the madeleine recipe. They look yummy!! A cup of tea with some, perfect!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. They turned out w/ a real little belly..:)

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  3. Those madeleines looks so good! How fun to read tea leaves!

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  4. Your madeleines look delicious Monique. I have a little cookbook totally devoted to madeleines. I keep saying I'm going to make a few of them and for some reason I've not gotten around to it. You've inspired me. Bon weekend to you too.
    Sam

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    1. This recipe halves easily..I used 1 egg..but it was large..
      Half would be fun for you and Meakin..
      A little sweet note..memories of France for you..
      The book must be adorable..my friend gave me a Ladurée book and I made those Madeleines too..I love a recipe that gives that great bump ..and I must say the chocolate..is the kicker.
      Bow weekend to you and Meakin..!

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  5. Hmmm, maybe there IS something to the tea leaves :-) Congratulations on your tiny, beautiful win! What an artist she is. Yummy Madeleines and I know I would love the chocolate topping (me = Chocoholic). Your Christmas cactus is beautious!

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    1. I am so grateful to have won..I love original artwor..did I tell you I have beautiful tulips in a frame in my entrance?:)
      An original watercolor ..not faded ..still beautiful after many years!!

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  6. Mon Monique, how do you take the unassuming Triscuit and turn it into Art? Lo adoro - Congratulations!

    If only I could reach in for some of those Madeleines. I need to make some again soon. Then, Sit down with a cup of tea, and stare into your artwork until some of your talent befalls on me. I may need an entire pot of tea and a batch of Madeleines for the plan to work its magic . . . never mind. It'll never happen. Regardless, I can dream.

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    1. So hard to believe a young beauty like you is now a mother-in-law:) I still remember a few photos of your children way back when..and now one is married..I bet you created such beauty for that day..:)

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  7. Congrats on your win! Yu deserve everything good and then some!
    I wish i could taste those beautiful madeleines!
    Bisous xo

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    1. I will find a pretty mat and frame:) If kitty was grey..I would name her Zelda:)

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  8. Your Christmas cactus is gorgeous. And those madeleines look really delicious. Congrats on you win, also.

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    1. Quite exciting..I almost begged though ..you know I am like an art groupie..:)

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  9. I have never seen a tea leaf cup like that. Intriguing. I read once that the American young lady (I can't remember her maiden name) was in the middle east where her father was an ambassador. A lady read her tea leaves and told her one day she would become a queen. She later married a king and became Queen Noor of Jordan.

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    1. Ans is she beautiful or what? I don't like specifying things like looks..but she is something else:)64 now!
      Lisa Halaby ... just looked it up as it was on the tip of my tongue and I would not sleep:)
      Thanks for that story...

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  10. I wonder what my tea leaves would say. I need to get a book that tells me what the reading of tea leaves mean. I find that fascinating. Of course as usual, you baking is exemplary. Perfect madelines, in every way. Love the addition of chocolate. Congrats on the win also! You've always been a winner to me! Always. I love the story about Lisa Halaby from Donna. Like you I cannot sleep until I solve a puzzle in my brain. xoxo

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    1. LOL..we would be fine night owls..

      I was thrilled to win..as I have loved her work since I discovered her through Carol at Paris Breakfast..I am on Instagram now..and follow watercolorists..that I have found..some of the work is absolute perfection..like a photo..I am more moved by charm..Carol..Susan..you..Vivian..Ronelle..Rita..I love that kind of art better..:)
      I love Instagram Marie..just lots of great photos.
      Have a lovely day:)

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  11. J'aime beaucoup les madeleines et j'en fait tellement peu souvent. Je garde ta recette en note. Passe un beau week-end sous le soleil. :)

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    1. Il fait tellement beau ma belle Josée..tout semble rayonner..nos maisons..nos plantes..nos vue..:)

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  12. There is pink lemonade tea out there? I'm on it immediately! I have a new tea, apple and pear green tea, so lovely.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I love how tea..s can make one's day:)
      I used to like buying a different tea for my friend and she would do the same..
      We are so funny..I went to see the POmpeii exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts with Jacques..my DSIL..3 littles..I bought her a postcard of a beautiful fresco..she just went and sent me one:)

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  13. Wow, Monique, sounds like the tea leaves were correct. your madeleines turned out perfectly.

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    1. I make my own fun;) Doesn't take much:) The leaves were spot on weren't they?

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  14. What sweet little Madeleine's, especially with chocolate. Love the tea leaves reading. How very special. Hope your weekend is filled with love and joy.

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    1. It's a sunny lovely melty weekend..dinner at my daughters w/ Noah and his family last night;)

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  15. Great blog referral. Love that you won that little painting. The "hacking" she does of her water colors is amazing, what a great idea to salvage a painting that you only partially like. The daffodil are already blooming here. At least two weeks early, its crazy, but I'll take it! Have a lovely weekend xo

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    1. She gives great tutorials..I think you would nejoy her books..Love your new header and Spring-Like post this morning!

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  16. Yummy and congratulations! xo

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    1. I can see you w/ a Madeleine:)And Bella.

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  17. I inherited my mom's Christmas cactus after she died, and it never ceases to amaze me...

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    1. It's demeanor was never one of my faves..it sure is..and for many years now..:)

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  18. Your Christmas cactus is beautiful....my mom's was like that and found a new home at my sister's house.
    Love the tea leaves reading :-)
    Congratulations on your win!
    Yummy Madeleines and chocolate topping for me please :-)
    My Lenten Rose is blooming away....love this time of year.

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    1. Oh it must be beautiful..Terry sent me seeds last yr..hope they took!

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  19. Madeleines and tea - such a wonderful afternoon treat! I have several Christmas cactus too - they are blooming and growing and ready for more sun. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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    1. So spectacular..the leaves would never have been my faves..I like airy fairy etc..but the blooms ..:)

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  20. Il faut se créer ses bons moments, c'est certain ! :-) ta tasse est extraordinaire, dis donc ! :-) Quant aux madeleines, elles me donnent faim. mais enfin les madeleines, j'en fais souvent. ça fait vraiment partie de notre culture française, la madeleine ...

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    1. Tes madeleines sont tout probablement..les meilleures ..au mode:)

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  21. Always bewildered by your endless, amazing talents Monique. Everything looks so perfect. And you speak so warmly & fondly of your family. They are a lucky bunch.

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  23. Thanks for sharing Madeleine recipe. I just found several healthy recipes for Green energy drinks at Greenenergydrink.ivlproducts.com. Their recipes also look delicious and would love to try all of those recipes!

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  24. Oh I just Love that Cup and Saucer! And I remember my Mom Reading Tea Leaves, she always used loose Tea so she could do a Reading. And I Thank you for the Recipe Share... I always intend to make Treats from scratch... even if it remains in the realm of best intentions, well, you never know... ha ha ha. Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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