I wonder how many of us have been out shopping, bought a baking tin/gadget with every intention of using it- one day. I can say that everytime I visit one of my favourite Cook shops, Lakeland in Harrogate, I do just that. It’s the 3 for 2 offers that get me every time.
Last summer, I bought a Madeleine tray knowing that I would, one day, bake some of those delicate little Vanilla sponge cakes that I’d heard so much about. Here I am about 6 months later making Madeleines. To my amazment I couldn’t find one Recipe in any of my Baking books, so a quick shout out on twitter was needed, and within minutes @Frenchywilson came back with a suggested website Joy of Baking with what looked like the simplest of recipes.
In my haste to make these little creatures, I forgot to leave the batter to rest in the fridge for half an hour as suggested, but my fears were unfounded and they came out perfectly well, at least to me they did. I may add a little more Vanilla next time I make them.
If you have any other flavour suggestions, please let me know.