Honey Spiced Madeleines + French Friday’s with Dorie

September 23, 2011

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My friends over at French Friday’s with Dorie have been cooking up some amazing dishes and I have, sadly, missed the party.  It has been a whirlwind, these past two months and my normal routine flew out the window.

Well, now I am back.  And I have a lot of catching up to do. I missed the Corn Soup, Cafe Salle Pleyel Hamburger, Creamy-Cheesy-Garlicky Rice w/Spinach and so much more.  I have read so many of the posts and I am certain that I am going to have to infuse some of these recipes into my weekly meal plan.

Today’s recipe could not have come at a better time.  This coming Wednesday is the beginning Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year. It is a time to reflect, make resolutions, and plan a better life for the coming year. Foods that we eat during Rosh Hashanah includes apples and honey to symbolize a sweet new year. So Dorie’s Honey Spiced Madeleines are the perfect way to say S’hana Tova – Happy New Year to those of you celebrating embracing this joyous holiday.

Next time I will double the recipe as 12 madeleines disappeared before I washed the madeleine pan.  They are that good!

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carolyn September 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm

They look perfect, and utterly delicious. I can believe all 12 disappeared quickly!


2 Susan September 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Carolyn – I would love to see your take on these. Would you use coconut flour?? xx


3 Linda September 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm

These look beautiful! L’Shana Tova to you and yours!


4 Adriana September 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Shana Tova to you! Your madeleines turned out so pretty.


5 Susan September 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Thanks Adriana! Shana Tova to you and yours. Cheers to a sweet new year!


6 Nancy@acommunaltable September 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm

They are so pretty Susan … I am not surprised that they disappeared so quickly!!! Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year – may it be filled with joy and happiness for you all!!!


7 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] September 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I always fancy a sweet and spongy madeleine with my coffee or tea.


8 Alice September 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm

it was kismet! I made a double batch of the classic and the honey-spiced and it’s a good thing too!


9 Cher September 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm

So pretty.
I know that I made these for dessert and they were gone before I started cooking dinner…


10 Kathy September 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Beautiful and delicious looking madeleines! I so enjoy these with a cup of tea. Shana Tova to you and yours.


11 Susan September 24, 2011 at 7:06 am

What is it about the madeleine that captures both the young and the not so young? A cup of tea and these – mmmm. Happy New Year!


12 Trevor Sis. Boom. September 23, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Your photos are just gorgeous! Happy New Year to you!


13 Teresa September 24, 2011 at 2:58 am

These madeleines have been serendipitous for more than one Dorista this week. Yours look beautiful – no wonder they didn’t last. S’hana Tova and all the best to your family in the coming year.


14 Susan September 24, 2011 at 7:05 am

Shana Tova to you and your family as well, Teresa!


15 Kim September 24, 2011 at 4:29 am

I will definitly have to open this book and bake these madeleines because I’m a real fan of these and I always like spiced desserts!


16 dorie September 24, 2011 at 5:28 am

Susan, as usual I love your photographs and I”m so glad that you liked the madeleines. I’m invited to dinner Wednesday night and I think these will be one of the desserts I’ll bring. I’m also thinking of Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake and some Jammers from CookieBar. Too much, I know, but …


17 Susan September 24, 2011 at 7:02 am

Hi Dorie! These went way too fast! They were/are delicious. I too, was going to make the Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake(always a winner and so easy) and I am thinking something savory – not sure what yet. I hope you are well and Happy New Year to you and your family!! xx


18 Marla {family fresh cooking} September 24, 2011 at 6:22 am

This looks like such a fun treat. Love that you used sweet honey 🙂


19 Beverly September 24, 2011 at 6:43 am

I’m having a difficult time finding the recipe for those delicious looking Madeline’s! Not sure what I’m doing wrong hope you can help. I enjoy my Urban Baker emails and recipes and share them with my two grown daughters!!

Thank you,


20 Susan September 24, 2011 at 7:04 am

Hi Beverly, so glad you are enjoying the UB. It’s a fun way to meet people like you! In the beginning of French Friday’s with Dorie we were asked to not post the recipes ( a great way to promote the book). I have kind of kept that deal, but I did find the recipe on Dorie’s website:
http://is.gd/TzhX2u. If you don’t own the book; around my french table, I highly suggest it. Every single recipe is delicious, easy to execute, and healthy. Enjoy the madelieines and have a terrific weekend!


21 Amanda September 24, 2011 at 6:53 am

You always inspire me to make new things… I cant wait to try these!


22 aida mollenkamp September 24, 2011 at 7:14 am

I’ve heard great things about these madeleines and have been meaning to make them so thanks for sharing!


23 Candy (dulce) September 24, 2011 at 8:37 am

These look wonderful. Glad you liked them so much. But you’re right – they go fast! Have a wonderful holiday!


24 Susan Loren-Taylor September 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I’ve been absent from French Friday’s with Dorie and you’ve inspired me to start again. I love all your photos. You make it look easy!


25 Liz September 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Welcome back! Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking…as are your perfect madeleines~

Happy New Year!


26 Susan September 24, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Thanks Liz – madeleines should be called cake rather than a cookie – don’t you agree?!


27 Betsy September 24, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Your madeleines look so perfectly browned, Susan. And it looks like your helper gives his seal of approval. I wasn’t thinking about the honey connection when I made these, but what a great reason to serve these for the holiday. L’Shana Tovah.


28 Sally September 25, 2011 at 9:00 am

Yes, new year or not, these madeleines really are special. I am determined to make them very, very soon. Thank you and happy new year to you and your family! xxoo


29 Cheryl September 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Hi Susan! L’Shana Tova to you and your family! The UB is great! As is everything you do!


30 Georgia Pellegrini September 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Oh the elegant madeleine… there’s nothing more perfect in its simplicity. Happy New Year!


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