Hello donut lovers and bakers!
For the first post in my donut exploration series, I decided to start at the most holiest of Rochester institutions...Wegmans. Wegmans is the resident super grocery store. They honestly have any item you can think of. They also have an amazing bakery department. Anything from cheesecakes, to cupcakes, to tiramisu, to fruit tarts, and most importantly: DONUTS.
Hi people! I have decided to embark on a new post series.
I recently moved to Rochester, NY and have been truly amazed at the amount of love and support people have for the city. I'm slowly starting to consider myself a Rochesterian (Rochesterite? who knows), despite being a born and raised New Jersey girl. Anyway. Rochester is really great and there are so many local businesses and bakeries to visit! I've only been to a handful, so there is so much more to experience.
So, let's talk about a few things I learned from this cake before delving into the recipe this week:
You may have noticed something new on my blog...it's a logo! Over the weekend, I decided to look into getting a logo designed for this website. Now, I am a recent college graduate and a current masters student. In laymans terms, I have limited funds. But, I still wanted to have a little something created to give my website a more professional look. Enter Fiverr.
I recently started running, mostly in order to be a little healthier, but also because then I could eat more cookies and not feel awful about myself. You know what I'm talking about. That post cookie (or ten) regret when you're sitting on the couch thinking how could you have let that happen. Running has now allowed me to eat those ten cookies, and instead of regret, I say "Hey, I ran three miles today! I deserve these cookies!"
Hello! Welcome to my baking blog! I'm so happy you are here :)
Today, I will be sharing one of my favorite recipes with you, French Madeleines.
The exact history of the Madeleine is unclear, but that has not affected its immense popularity, in its native country of France and around the world. Even Marcel Proust, a noted literary figure from France in the 1900s, was so captivated by these cakey cookies, that he mentioned them in his seven part novel À la recherche du temps perdu, or In Search of Lost Time, in English.
While the recipe is simple, these cookies will impress friends and family with their delicate flavor and beautiful shell-like appearance.
Unlike most cookies, you will need special equipment for madeleines, namely a madeleine pan. I own this specific pan, but I imagine, if that is not readily available, that any madeleine pan for sale out there will produce the same results. Aside from the pan, you need no specialty equipment. The scalloped cavities do all the legwork for you, leaving delicious, beautiful cookies for you to enjoy.