#Paris In July Madeleines
Un voyage dans le Paris de la Belle Époque sur les pas de Marcel Proust, à la recherche d’un temps perdu…
What is the first thing you think of when you say Marcel Proust?
- Yes…and that is what I am going to try to make!
- Recipe is in La Petite Cuisine à Paris, page 88
- Madeleines à la crème de citron
In three easy steps:
- Kitchen Aid (…if you have one) : mix eggs and sugar until frothy and pale yellow
- Bowl nr 1: sieve flour and baking powder then add the zest of 1 lemon
- Large bowl nr 2: mix milk with cooled melted butter then
- …add flour mixture is 2 parts.
- Let batter cool if fridge for a few hours or overnight.
- The recipe is in La Peitie Cuisine à Paris by R. Khoo, pg 88.
- I was up early this morning and baked the little cakes.
- Just 1 level tablespoon is enough batter in each form.
- You have to stay near the oven because these delicacies
- …bake quickly and you don’t want to burn them!
- Makes: 42 madeleines
- NOTE: this is the strangest recipe because you have to ‘manipulate the oven’.
- 190 C (375 F) – bake madeleines for 5 minutes
- turn OFF oven for 1 minute
- turn oven ON reduce temp to 160 C (320 F) – bake for 5 min
I made some French Strawberry Shortcake with a mixture of
Fraises au basilic et au citron
- 500 gr strawberries
- 1 TB lemon juice + zest of 1 lemon
- Sugar (..to your own taste)
- 6 chopped 6 basil leaves
- twist of the peppermill!