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As the weather gets chilly outside, there is nothing better than waking up in the morning and warming up the house with a warm oven and the smell of freshly baked French pastries! These Lemon Poppy Seed Madelienes are simple, elegant, and the perfect snack with your favorite hot beverage.
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With hands warming on my mug, and the kitchen warming with the oven, these French madeleines are a perfect way to start the day, great for an afternoon snack with tea, or as a cute gift.
These madeleines are an elegant twist on the flavors of a lemon poppy seed muffin. I actually like to use chia seeds in place of poppy - either work beautifully.
Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleines
Makes about 24 Madeleines
1 stick of butter (unsalted)
1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs (3 whole plus 1 yolk)
1 tsp lemon zest
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp poppy seeds (chia seeds work great too!)
Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a Madeliene Pan.
Place a stick of butter into a small bowl and microwave until its melted, about 30 seconds. Set it aside and let it cool.
In a large bowl (or a stand mixer with the whisk attachment), briskly whisk 3 eggs and 1 egg white together with the sugar - until it becomes a whitish color on top and starts getting frothy. Stir in the lemon zest and cooled butter.
In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and poppy seeds. Then add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir it together.
Spoon the batter into the baking sheet - around 1 Tablespoon per madeleine - and bake for 10 minutes.
The result is a golden, perfectly puffed French madeliene pastry! Enjoy!
What is your favorite cold weather baking tradition?
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