Lavender French Madeleines
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12
These delicate madeleines are lightly scented all the way through with fresh culinary lavender, the perfect accompaniment to tea time during the spring!
  • ⅔ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons culinary lavender
  • ⅓ cup granulate sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup butter, melted
for glaze:
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • water, to desired consistency
  • extra lavender buds
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and butter your madeleine pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, crush the lavender buds into the sugar. Add the vanilla, eggs, and melted butter.
  4. Ad the liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix by hand until incorporated.
  5. Pour about 2 tablespoons into each madeleine cup - about ¾ full, no more.
  6. Bake until golden around the edges, about 15 minutes.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan. Cool all the way while making glaze.
  8. To make glaze, in a small bowl place powdered sugar and add water by the teaspoon until consistency is smooth.
  9. Dip cooled madeleines halfway into the glaze and sprinkle with lavender buds. Let set for 30 minutes before serving.
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