Orange Blossom Madeleines
Lifestyle expert Theodore Leaf is baking delicious cookies that make a batch of 12.

Ingredients for Cookies

  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water
  • TIP: Butter the molds lightly with softened butter

Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Candy Melts

  • 1 cup dark chocolate candy melts

Orange Blossom Madeleines - Home & Family

Directions for Cookies

1. Adjust oven rack to low center position; heat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk flours and salt together in small bowl; set aside.

2. Beat yolks with whole egg in bowl of electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix until the color changes to light yellow and gets fluffy, about 3 minutes. Next add the sugar, vanilla bean paste & orange blossom water and beat until ribbons form in the batter, about 3 minutes. Lightly fold in flour mixture, then melted butter. (do not over mix)

3. Spoon batter into a piping bag and pipe enough batter to just fill to the top of each mold. (or use a spoon to fill the molds) Bake until tops are golden and cakes spring back when pressed lightly, about 8 minutes. Transfer the madeleines to a sheet of parchment to cool.

OPTION: Dip cooled Madeleines halfway in melted dark chocolate

Directions for Dark Chocolate Candy Melts

1. Melt in microwave. Dip madeleines halfway into chocolate; put in refrigerator to set.

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