My Delicious Madeleine’s with a twist

2 Jan

My Delicious Madeleine’s with a twist

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The French small shell-shaped Madeleine is a traditional specialty from the town of Commercy, in the North of the Lorraine region of France. Famous for its funny shape and smooth texture, the Madeleine de Commercy cookie has become a French patisserie classic.

History dates their beginnings to the 18th century in the French town of Commercy, in the region of Lorraine. The story goes that a girl name Madeleine made them for Stanislaw Lezczynski, Duke of Lorraine, who loved them so much that he then gave some to his daughter, Marie, the wife of Louis XV and  Their popularity grew from that point on

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In another version, a different Madeleine created the special cakes in the shape of a scallop to feed to pilgrims making their way to Saint Jacques’ burial site. The scallop shell was a sign of protection which has long been associated with Saint Jacques in France, and indeed scallops are called coquilles Saint Jacques.

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Madeleine’s are made with a genoise batter (sponge) which is a combination of butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and are traditionally flavored with lemon or orange flower water.  What makes these little cakes so enticing is that the batter is poured into special oval shaped molds with ribbed indentations that give them their classic shell shape

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My Madeleine’s are made using the Genoise batter but also have and added extra , a raspberry filled with homemade lemon curd  just to make it more luxurious and then dusted with powdered sugar.

 

My Madeleine’s are made using the Genoise batter but also have and added extra , a raspberry filled with homemade lemon curd  just to make it more luxurious and then dusted with powdered sugar.

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For info and prices mail or call : simon.bingham@simons-sauces.com 0642297107

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