SMS – Chestnut Honey Madeleines

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I. Love. Madeleines.

I love them so much that they are my go-to treat with my coffee at Starbucks. That I daydream about different flavor combinations. I love them so much that I named my kitty after them. Everyone say hi to Madeleine :)

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Wanna know a little secret? I didn’t own a madeleine pan until a few weeks ago. Oh, and I have never made them before now. To be honest I didn’t think I could do these delightful cookies justice.

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But the only push in the right direction that I needed was to read the word “honey.” It was all down hill from there.

You see, honey is another infatuation of mine. My breakfast on most weekdays consists of one whole wheat tortilla, 1/2 spread with peanut butter and the other 1/2 with honey. So. Good.

Anyway, madeleines + honey = pure bliss.

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These baked up a bit darker than I imagined they would but other than that… they are perfect. Soft to the touch, slightly dense but tender crumb, wonderful honey flavor. Perfectly paired with an afternoon tea or coffee. Sprinkled with powdered sugar or glazed with pure honey… not that I know anyone who did that……..

My only regret: only making a dozen. Doh!

A BIG thank you goes out to Debbie of Café Chibita for choosing these!! Head on over to her blog today for the recipe. And be sure to check out the other bloggers who baked along this week.

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Up next week: Ginger Snaps!

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14 thoughts on “SMS – Chestnut Honey Madeleines

  1. Your madeleines look perfect! I love the idea of glazing them with pure honey, too bad mine are all gone. Have you tried Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter? It is often part of my breakfast – delicious.

    It’s nice to “meet” Madeleine, she’s adorable.

  2. Oh Madeleine – how sweet is she??

    Your madeleines look wonderful! Fun that you got to make a treat you love so much this week. I had issues with mine browning too much as well but it didn’t seem to affect the flavor too much.

    Just an FYI – there’s a place to post the link to your post on the Sweet Melissa website now. We started doing it last week just to make it easier for people to visit blogs each week.

  3. Awww… your cat is adorable! Your other madeleines are pretty cute too. I actually like that yours browned nicely all over. Glad you enjoyed them.

  4. I’m glad you enjoyed baking along this week. I, too, along with the boyfriend, get madeleines with our Starbucks coffee…mmmMMMM…

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the plain ones at Starbucks and need to find a recipe to bake them at home (although I never looked for that recipe…:P).

    Thanks for baking along, I think many bakers made dark-er madeleines, myself included.

  5. I love Madeleines too- fell hard for them when I was visiting the patisseries on every other block in Paris. You think, “Oh, it’s just one cookie! And let me compare it to the next patisserie’s cookie…” Let’s just say it was a good thing I walked a lot that vacation.

    Sounds like you’ll be baking up lots more of these! They look great!

  6. Gloria says:

    Your madeleines and Madeleine are gorgeous! The little cakes are the perfect accompaniment to tea. Madeleine has beautiful markings. She reminds me of my two tabbies. ;)

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