Lavender Madeleines

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I’ve always thought aromatherapy was made up until lavender entered my life.  It is physically impossible to be unhappy when surrounded by lavender.  I love how everything lavender touches holds onto the scent too.  My hands smelled like lavender all day after making these beauties.

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Lavender anything is good but lavender madeleines? My favorite little cake/cookie/spongy things? These are a new favorite times infinity.

 

You’ll need (for 12 good sized madeleine):

For the madeleines:

  • 0.5 cup flour
  • 0.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup caster (superfine) sugar*
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 grams unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For lavender sugar (for sprinkling on top, you’ll probably have a little more sugar than you need):

  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender

*I just blitzed my regular cane sugar in a food processor for a second so it became “superfine” sugar, you could also just use regular sugar

To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine sugar and lavender in a small bowl, rubbing the lavender into the sugar.
  2. Sift the flour, superfine sugar and baking powder into a bowl.  Whisk in lavender.  Add eggs, butter, honey and vanilla.  Whisk until smooth.
  3. Spray a madeleine tin lightly with cooking spray.  Spoon the batter into the tin.  Cook for 8 minutes.
  4. Let cool slightly in tin, move madeleines to parchment paper to finish cooling and sprinkle with lavender sugar.

Inspired by donnahay

 

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