Madeleines

How are you, my darlings? I feel nobody’s reading blogs anymore, at least nobody seems to be interested in anything I have to say, or am I mistanken? Anyways, I like to write, so I’ll keep on writing regardless of readers. It’s mainly for therapeutic reasons, to keep me from talking to myself- haha! 😉

I’m living my best life for the time being, going to photography courses twice a week, working either too much or too little and in between sitting with a beer or a glass of wine in cafés and writing short stories. I think I might just have cracked the code, writing comes easier and so do the stories that want to be put down on paper. (No, I don’t write them down with a pen, I’m not that old-fashioned!)

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Soon I’ll be sending some of them to a publishing house to see if I can get some feedback. But for now I’ll leave you with these lovely madeleines from Trines matblogg, the recipe is easy and the cookies are as sweet as Proust’s childhood memories.

INGREDIENTS

175 g sugar
1 tea spoon (real) vanilla sugar
1 the zest of one lemon (organic)
3 eggs (about 150 g)
1 tea spoon honey
75 g milk (about 3/4 dl)
225 g flour
1 tea spoon baking powder
100 g butter, melted
powder sugar

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Melt the butter and set it aside to cool down.

Put sugar and vanilla sugar in a big baking bowl. Rinse the lemon and grate the zest, then add it to the sugar. Mix in the eggs and the honey and blend with a whisk for 1-2 minutes. Blend in half of the milk.

Mix baking powder and flour and swift it into the egg concoction until it’s homogeneous.  Add the rest of the milk and the melted butter and stirr carefully into a silky mixture.

Use a brush and butter a little oil or melted butter on the madeleine forms. Fill each form with a spoon of dough, then let them rest for 15 minutes. Bake for 10 minutes at 195 degrees C.

Enjoy with freshly brewed coffee!

xxx, Alina

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