Delicious little spoiler… This Diamond Gothic chapter is called “Madeleines.” Find out why on Sunday, April 1st (on HelloGiggles, of course)!
And, why not make a batch of these dreamy, cookie-esque French cakes to enjoy whilst reading the chapter?
Madeleines Recipe (from Bon Appétit & Epicurious.com)
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly
- Powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously butter and flour pan for large madeleines (about 3 x 1 1/4 inches). Using electric mixer, beat eggs and 2/3 cup sugar in large bowl just to blend. Beat in vanilla, lemon peel and salt. Add flour; beat just until blended. Gradually add cooled melted butter in steady stream, beating just until blended.
Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each indentation in pan. Bake until puffed and brown, about 16 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Gently remove from pan. Repeat process, buttering and flouring pan before each batch. (Can be made 1 day ahead.)
Dust cookies with powdered sugar.
Read DIAMOND GOTHIC now! Chapters 1-3 are on Hello Giggles this very moment!