When we were chez nous in October, we were expecting visitors mid-morning for coffee and I decided to bake a little something to go with it.
Usually I would nip down to the boulangerie and get a little selection of treats from there but I had an urge to make something myself. So I made a small batch of madeleines.
They are very easy to make and take no time at all. I use a madeleine tin from Lakeland that I got as the freebie in a “3 for 2” offer last Christmas. The recipe is a Waitrose recipe that makes just the right amount of mixture for one tin.
I also used my icing sugar sifter that I bought in France and is absolutely brilliant – gone are the days of icing sugar fog in the kitchen as you sift it over a cake – this pack of icing sugar with its own sifter puts just the right amount on the cake instead of all over the place. I bought it in Auchan I think, or maybe Intermarché.
They were absolutely scrummy and you can see the recipe here.