Have Pan Will Bake
I am going to be making the Malted Madeleines. Duh, you're writing a post about it....of course you're making them.
Maybe I should be clearer. I HAVE to make the Malted Madeleines. Oh, it isn't a matter of life and death (or is it 'life or death'?). Hmm....maybe I should google that. No! Get back to the Madeleines.
Let me take you back dear reader to a day....the day....when madeleines were something I needed.
It all started(over two months ago), when I read ahead on the baking schedule for Baked Sunday Mornings. And there is was, the date for Malted Madeleines (still a ways off). But then around the same time, Yummy Chunklet made Chocolate-dipped Maple & Bacon Madeleines (yes, Bacon!) Well, what could I do? It was obvious I needed a madeleine pan. And so began
So, I bought a madeleine pan. And now I have to use it....I just gotta. It is still sitting in the kitchen....in the bag I brought it home in!! It judges me; every time I walk into the kitchen. "Where's my Madeleines, Bedelia!!" (yep, I just brought some Creepshow into this post.) Sorry.
The day of
Eggs and sugar (and later melted butter) were whisked together in the KA. I did start with the paddle attachment until I re-read the instructions. I really think having instructions is going to catch on one day. (Not for me though.)
One hour interlude........
So I had an hour to kill or bake....I went with baking.
First, I made these Honey Corn Muffins. These were done by the Baked Sunday Morning gang before I started. I am a huge fan of cornmeal muffins (and griddlecakes).
The only thing I changed when making these, was to replace the light brown sugar with coconut sugar. I bought it a while ago and haven't had a chance to try it yet. It didn't seem to change the taste of these muffins at all...they are still yummy!
I still have some time. So I also made these Almond Freezer Protein Balls. I have made them before and really enjoy having them in the freezer for a quick and healthy snack. Om Nom Ally has lots of other great healthy recipes on her site too. This tray just needs to be put in the freezer until the balls are frozen and can be stored in Ziploc bags. The only modification I made, was substituting peanut butter for Almond butter.....still not liking almond butter.
And I still have enough time to clean up the mess in the kitchen before I put the cookie batter into the pan.
The batter has gotten thick, really thick. Should be interesting trying to spoon it into the madeleine pan.
They were pretty easy to release from the pan. Rather than using the butter and flour route, I just used the Wilton Bake Easy spray. I like using it when baking cakes. I also like Wilton Cake Release (as it is also a one step process).
They look very pretty. The exterior is a little crunchy with a soft interior. (Albeit a little dry.) The taste of the cocoa definitely comes through, perhaps more than the malted milk. I am glad that I finally tried these, as I wasn't sure what to expect. I would say they aren't a cookie, more of a cake in mini form. Hubbie thinks they'd be great with some nuts and some frosting. Not a bad idea.
My little garden got planted today too....between the rain drops. I`ve put two cherry tomato plants in the middle. They're in the company of rosemary, oregano, chives and Italian parsley. I also added some marigolds, as I hear they are supposed to help keep the bugs away. (Hope that works!)