In an old house in Paris all covered with vines
A short chubby girl baked some fresh madeleines...
Ok, so I'm not in Paris, I'm not that chubby, and I know that's not how you pronounce 'madeleine.' I did, however, once-upon-a-time (or maybe twice) bake some madeleines. Maida Heatter shares an unconventional recipe for chocolate madeleines which is both ridiculously easy and yields absurdly tasty results. Forget everything you know about pre-packaged madeleines that you purchase "fresh" from your local coffee shop - if you aren't eating them within 15 minutes of coming out of the oven, you have no idea what you're missing.
Light as a feather, these cookies literally dance and melt upon your tongue.
I might have eaten more than one portion of these. How much is a serving, anyway? A whole pan?
I then decided to try getting creative and modify the recipe a bit - I made vanilla and lemon variants. It's been over a year since I made any of these (sorry, haven't really been paying attention to this blog...) but I recall that the non-chocolate variants, while delicious, also turned out a bit more dense than their chocolate counterparts. Guess that means I just have to try, try again!
After all, we wouldn't want that specialized pan to go to waste, would we? =P