Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Long time no see...She is Pretty in Pink...

Hi All!

Iam hoping that spring knocks at our door pretty soon. Its going to be the end of march and its still snowing. I feel little clunky because its been ages since i have blogged. Well we are happy to share with you that we were blessed with a little bundle of joy. She is a sweet little treasure who has changed our lives. We now have ten new toes to tickle. This infant turned toddler recently is a hands full these days. I still wonder how come these tiny little ones make our world feel so special and the sound of their sweet giggles are truly something to adore and cherish.





Iam happy to  contribute little something to my neglected space. My madeleine pan has been lying around begging for some usage. So all of a sudden i got some inspiration to pat my back and start baking which i love. I felt hideous to give blogging and baking a long break. So i made these madeleines recently which came out real fluffy and tasted divine. This recipe is a keeper. I got the recipe from Martha Stewart but adapted it to my requirements. Madeleines are petite cookies which is mainly inspired from the french. They can be categorized under cakes too because they taste close to a sponge cake. It is super easy. Kids will certainly love it. You can try variations with it like chocolate madeleines, honey madeleines, lemon, orange madeleines...

Madeleines:




Ingredients:

All purpose flour-1 cup
Vanilla extract:1 tsp
Melted butter-1/4 cup
Eggs-4 nos
Salt-1/4 tsp

Powdered sugar-1/3 cup






Method:

Brush the madeleine pan with some melted butter and lightly dust it with flour.  Now using an electric mixer beat together the eggs, salt and sugar  until the batter begins to thicken in low speed for about 6 to 7 minutes and the batter will try to foam up. Stir in the vanilla extract followed by the flour. Then pour the cooled melted butter. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes. Flip and cool the madeleines for some time before dusting it with some powdered sugar. Enjoy with some hot tea or coffee.