Lemon Madeleines

"Elegant madeleines, dipped in finger-licking lemon glaze, make for an irresistible dessert. Recipe courtesy Chuck Hughes"
 
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Ready In:
2hrs 25mins
Ingredients:
10
Yields:
24 madeleines
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ingredients

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directions

  • For the madeleines:

  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Beat the eggs with the sugar in a bowl until pale, about 5 minutes. Add the lemon zest and juice and the vanilla. Stir in the flour and baking powder, and then the melted butter.
  • Butter and flour two 12-cookie madeleine molds. (Traditionally, these have the shape of small shells.) Pour the batter into the molds, filling them three-quarters of the way. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees).
  • Bake the madeleines for 5 minutes, then turn down the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and bake until golden brown and puffed in the center, about 10 minutes more.
  • For the lemon glaze:

  • Mix the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Before serving, dip the top of each madeleine in the lemon glaze. Garnish with lemon zest.
  • Cook's Note:

  • Letting the batter rest in the refrigerator and then baking them at a high temperature will help the madeleines rise.

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Affable Canadian chef Chuck Hughes is a restaurateur and television personality known for his inventive take on comfort food, which he shares on his show, Chuck's Day Off.
 
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