Tuesdays with Dorie: Chai Tea MadeleinesDecember 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Posted in cakes & tortes, cookies & bars, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 8 Comments
The fourth and final madeleine recipe from the book…you can tell Dorie lives in Paris! The original recipe calls for an Earl Grey tea infusion to give these cookie/cakes flavor, but I usually only have one or two types of tea kicking around my cupboard at a time, and the Earl wasn’t one of them. So I used chai (from a teabag actually…I tore the bag open and sprinkled the bits into my hot butter to infuse; then I put it through a very fine strainer to remove any sediment). I thought the chai spices would be nice with the honey that was already in the ingredient list. I could really taste the tea in here. They were delicious, and I amped up the spicing even more by tossing them in a cardamom sugar while they were still warm. I made big, full-sized madelines…I didn’t really get the pronounced madeleine bump with these, but they had rounded backsides and great texture and taste, so I guess I don’t mind so much.
For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read Bakeologie. And see Grandma’s Kitchen Table for Honey-Almond Fig Tart, this week’s other recipe (which I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to make this week). Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!