So when I saw the recipe for madeleines here, I just had to try them out the first chance that I got. My mom's a huge fan of snowballs and fancies. Snowballs are cupcake size sponge cakes dipped in jam syrup and rolled in coconut! Fancies are much the same but only the sides are dipped in the syrup and rolled in coconut. Oh! Oh! And how can I forget them small coconut tarts! There goes my heart rate once again :D
Fancies, topped with fresh cream and various fillings
Snowballs dipped in jam & rolled in coconut!
Mum came around for tea today and I knew the madeleines would hit the spot! Preparing them took all of twenty minutes. While I waited for the oven to heat up, I cooked the jam syrup and colored it with a bit of red food coloring. By the time the first tray of cakes came out of the oven, the jam syrup was cool enough to dip the cakes into.
Crisp, buttery coconut tarts shown here with cream horns!
These babies are very soft and should only be dipped once they've cooled down completely, otherwise they'll break! Once dipped, they're slit through with a serrated knife and sandwiched together with a mock icing. I chose a vanilla swiss meringue buttercream instead, YUMS!
They're decadent, melt in the mouth wicked! :D
Wickedly delish madeleins!