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Almond Madeleines recipe

Delicate almond Madeleines, also knownas French tea cakes.

Recipe: Almond Madeleines

1 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter,softened2 tablespoons almond oil2 large eggs, separated2/3 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup ground blanched almonds, toasted

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  • In a small bowl whisk together flour andbaking powder; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter and oilat medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy.
  • In another bowl beat egg yolks and sugaruntil thick and pale; fold into the butter mixture; stir theflour mixture.
  • In another bowl beat egg whites at highspeed until stiff peaks form; gently fold into batter. Gentlyfold ground almonds into batter.
  • Spoon batter evenly into buttered andfloured 3-inch madeleine molds (if using 1 mold, let cool betweenbatches).
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightlybrowned. Remove from molds and transfer to wire racks to cool,flat side down.

    Makes about 2 dozen.

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    They’re often flavored with vanilla bean or citrus, such as lemon or orange, but in this recipe, the buttery flavor of the madeleines is paired with the slightly bitter taste of almond extract and a sweet apricot glaze.

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