Back when I was still pregnant with Zac, we went on a patisserie tour around Paris and set out to try Paris' most famous pastries. Out of all the incredible and decadent things we tasted, the orange-glazed madeleines, from the tiny off-the-beaten-path bakery known as Blé Sucré, were my absolute favourite.
And yesterday I finally got around to try making them myself.
They were just as good as I remembered them... light & buttery with a crisp sugar coating and a hint of orange. Absolutely dee-licious!
I ate three this morning with my coffee without fully realizing...
and then I realized how dangerous they were, so I sent them away with my husband to give away at work!
(ok full disclosure, I didn't give them all away... I couldn't bring myself to do that!)
Read on for the recipe...
I got the recipe from this instructional video given by the chef at Blé Sucré, Fabrice le Bourdat.... so it's definitely the real deal! I've adapted the method slightly to simplify things, without compromising the end product :)
Ingredients (makes about 40 madeleines - this is a lot of madeleines! Consider halving the recipe!)