Tuesdays with Dorie: Chai Tea Madeleines

December 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Posted in cakes & tortes, cookies & bars, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 8 Comments

chai tea madeleines

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 madeleines…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!


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  1. They sure do look lovely. I bought a Madeleine pan years ago and after several attempts decided I didn’t really like Madeleine’s after all. Either that or I never found a good recipe. I should try one of Dorie’s.

  2. Bump or not, your madeleines look perfect! Great idea to use chai tea…such a cozy flavour. Well done! 😀

  3. Steph – Happy Holidays and let’s get together soon. Which I had a Chai Madeleine on this dreary Tuesday! Nice photo..like your camera? Best, Lauren…check-out-my-work-in-progress blog!

  4. I think chai sounds even better than the original! yum

  5. Chai tea is my fav. Im sure it was great in cookies!

  6. I really had a hard time choosing between Chai and Earl Grey the Chai seems like it would be a great cookie flavor.
    Thanks for baking along with me!

  7. These look delish, and chai is a lovely flavour choice.

  8. These look so good! A Madeleine pan is on my Christmas list, fingers crossed!

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