Thursday, 3 January 2013

French Madeleines and 1.1.2013

...I have some time now, so I want to share with you this recipe. I have made this recipe before, but I decided to bake this again as I have this new Madeleine pan that Rima fbought from France...

Ingredients - recipe is from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home To Yours book
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons; 3 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting...I didn't
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and keep close at hand.  
Rub the sugar and lemon zest together with until the sugar is moist and fragrant.  Fit the mixer with the whisk attachment, add the eggs to the bowl and beat the eggs and sugar together on medium-high speed until they are pale, thick and light, 2 to 3 minutes; beat in the vanilla.  Grab a large rubber spatula and very gently fold in the dry ingredients followed by the melted butter.  Press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface of the batter and chill the batter for at least 3 hours or, if you have the time, overnight.  I let mine rest for about 24 hours.
Getting ready to bake:  Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 200C.  Grease 12 full-size shell-shaped madeleine moulds with a light coating of vegetable cooking spray. 
Spoon the batter into the molds, filling each one almost to the top.  Bake the large madeleines for 11 to 13 minutes until the madeleines are golden and the tops spring back when touched.  Remove the pan from the oven and release the madeleines from the molds by rapping the edge of the pan against the counter.  
I had mine for breakfast yesterday, they really are better the next day!

....so it was the new year's day and it was a public holiday. The kids wanted to go out, especially more so due to their mommy being glued to her oven almost in the entire month of December. 

We headed to KLCC as that was the nearest shopping mall to home...10 minutes on elevated highway only!Tucked our tummies with brunch at BEN's and then the mommy and daddy granted the kids wishes to purchase this and that, hehe....even little Muhammad is clever to ask for things ya!


Umar finished his Chicken Rice and Muhammad's Pasta!





They have grown!




Hajar, the (not) so called fashionista, that's how she defines herself!


Beautiful glass nursers with colourful silicon sleeves...ehem...



The most talk about bag amongst my girl friends...shall I hehe! In nude or this colour would be so pretty! ehehe..



Whenever in KLCC I love to look down and watch people walk on the concourse...I imagine people skating on the ice ring in Central Park , New York during winter, pretty, right!



Muhammad and Ibraheem, twins of different ages, Muhammad was born at 3.9 kg, Ibraheem at 3.8 kg!


After KLCC I went home and made this cake, and this cuppies...


for my friend Puspa who has returned from Qatar for good!

...errr did you notice that I used my digital camera?? Well with the existence of smartphones such as Iphones, one can almost do away with a camera, right! But, I figured I want to have a photo studio at home, this year!!

xoxo Yani thekitchenguardian

3 comments:

SingaporeMemoryProject said...
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Miss Cool said...

miss to read u. do write sooooonest!

Cindy A said...

Will try this out.
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Cindy
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