Sunday, July 15, 2007

Madeleines ..... Satisfy your sweet tooth with a low calorie treat.

6 Tablespoons butter plus 1 teaspoon
1 3/4 cup cake flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
finely grated zest of 2 lemons
pinch of salt
4 beaten eggs
2 teaspoons butter for molds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease two Madeleine pans containing 3" long molds with 2 teaspoons butter. Melt 6 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon butter over medium low heat and let cool 10 minutes.
Whisk together 1 3/4 cups cake flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, finely grated zest of 2 lemons. and a pinch of salt in a bowl; fold in 4 beaten eggs until smooth. Add butter; fold just until mixed. Divide batter between molds, filling each about three-fourths full. Bake rotating once until golden brown 15 - 20 minutes. Remove cookies from molds; let cool slightly. Makes 2 dozen.
I like to sift confectioners sugar over the cookies just enough to dust them. This gives the cookies a "finished" look.

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