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Lemon Madeleines

October 16, 2018

There’s something throughly magical about these French buttery cakes that is crispy on the edges with soft sponginess as you bit into it. Madeleines are typically baked in a scalloped shaped shell tin and these elegantly looking lemon madeleines cakes are one of the perfect thing to have with a cup of light floral French tea.

These elegantly looking lemon madeleines cakes are one of the perfect thing to have with a cup of light floral French tea.
Last couple of weeks has been insanely busy for me in terms of back to back shoot and styling assignments. I love the rhythm and the continuous flow of the last quarter. I am sure with less than 10 weeks to go before Christmas, things will be crazy and exciting.

Diversification is what I have been hearing up these days and that’s is absolutely true in term of the business growth. Having said that I am still not sure whether I am ready to step into any other zone other than food photography. I  believe that good pictures are easy to craft but to create high quality great pictures, I have to dive deeper and this where I want to see myself.

So thinking of spreading my wings into different zone of photography will requires a great deal of practice and knowledge too. Well, one thing that make me happy is  that I am interested both in styling and photography. So that works well in terms of  diversifying my services. Styling assignments makes me excited too because I can purely focus on preparation and sourcing of ingredients plus creating visual mood board in depth. That gives me enough confidence to style the set and leaving the rest to a talented photographer. Here is the glimpse of my  latest styling assignment.

These elegantly looking lemon madeleines cakes are one of the perfect thing to have with a cup of light floral French tea.

With all that happening and boys enjoying their spring break, I couldn’t let it go without baking something special for them. This lemon Madeleines were just perfect and left over beetroot glaze from my previous blog post made it extra special.  This lemon madeleines were adapted from a fail proof recipe that I have made several times using different flavour. Let me know if you bake them. By the way  Pinterest and Instagram  are my favourite place,  I love to hang around so  don’t forget to reach out to me.

HOW TO MAKE LEMON MADELEINES

  • 1 cup plain purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 150g butter melted
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

Whisk eggs, sugar and salt in a bowl until pale and thick. Stir in the Rose water.

Shift flour and baking powder together. Add flour and melted butter alternatively to the above mixture and mix until well incorporated. Add in the petals. Cover and keep it refrigerated for about 45 minutes or until it is thickened.

Lightly grease the Madeleine pan using a brush. Scoop the 1 tbsp of batter into each hole and bake it in a preheated oven of 175"C for 10 to 13 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.

 

The beetroot glaze is optional and  you can find this recipe hereThis glaze goes so well with these madeleines because of the intense flavour lemon that absolutely surpasses the earthy flavour of beetroot.

These elegantly looking lemon madeleines cakes are one of the perfect thing to have with a cup of light floral French tea.

 

These elegantly looking lemon madeleines cakes are one of the perfect thing to have with a cup of light floral French tea.

 

These elegantly looking lemon madeleines cakes are one of the perfect thing to have with a cup of light floral French tea.

 

 

These elegantly looking lemon madeleines cakes are one of the perfect thing to have with a cup of light floral French tea.

 

 

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  • Reply Eva October 19, 2018 at 7:33 am

    This looks so tasty.

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