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
80 grams of sugar
1 generous tbsp honey(maple syrup for me)
1 dessert spoon of baking powder
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:)
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;)