Tuesday, April 30, 2013

TWD/BWJ: Madeleines

Well, who'd have thunk it? Little cakes the size of a cookie! I always thought a Madeleine was more of a shortbread-y thing. Considered skipping this recipe since I knew it required a special pan that I didn't own, but stopped in at the Home Goods store and they had TWO different sized pans. So I bought one and will definitely be using it again. Easy-peasey and quick. I added lemon zest to the batter and drizzled with a lemon glaze after baking. And they were good for days! The recipe can be found here and the blog roll of other bakers is here.

Crushed up the egg shells
for my worms. What? I
haven't mentioned my
worm box before? Those
little guys are the best!

I was late baking these because on Tuesday, April 16th, my husband and I were enjoying our last day in Hawaii.  We spent a week making memories on the island of Oahu. Saw plenty of sites and spent a good bit of time resting, soaking up sunlight, and gazing at the Pacific. It was restorative. And I discovered papaya!

Was barely home long enough to make Madeleines and figure out what time zone I was in, then spent the better part of the past week at the big AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky. Which just happens to be my hometown. It was amazing and wonderful, as usual. If you're not familiar with the current state of quilting, let me assure you that it's truly an artform. There was even a quilt about baking! This 3-dimensional quilt by Dominique Ehrmann of Quebec, Ontario entitled "Sweet Memories" commemorates her 25 years as a baker and chocolate maker.

And now a shoe. Michael spotted this one as we were crossing the road on the North Shore of Oahu to watch surfers.



  1. Lovely looking Madeleines! And your trip to Hawaii sounds fabulous - I can't wait to go back someday! :)

  2. Your madeleines look great. And I love all your pics. A vacation in Hawaii sounds wonderful!

  3. I love the North Shore. It's on my wish list of places to go back to ... someday.
    Lovely Madeleines.

  4. Awesome! What a great reason to be "late" with the Madeleine recipe! I would LOVE a vacation in Hawaii. Ahhhh.. Oh, my mom often goes to the Paducah quilt show and enjoys it. I live in Houston thus I go to the Houston show every fall and am totally amazed at what quilts can be. Welcome home!

    1. I've never been to the show in Houston, but it's definitely on my bucket list!

  5. Wow, what an amazing quilt! And great looking madeleines, plus an amazing sounding holiday! I really enjoyed reading this post. :-)