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>> Thursday, April 19, 2012

Maple Syrup madeleines

I have not baked much lately. If there is anything to "blame", it is this fitness and nutrition plan! I am feeling happier, and attitudes towards food have changed a lot, too.

My family misses my home-baked treats, though. It was not like we indulged all the time. My baked treats were normally simple and served in smallish portions anyway. But treats are still treats, and during the first couple of weeks, I just wanted to focus my mind and energy on exercising and eating clean...

Now I am trying to normalise our eating habits even more by starting to bake again. A lot less though, and in moderation. I would save my calories and workout for those baked goods and desserts. Because I don't want to give up the sweet thing in life.

And you know what. Now I eat my cakes less frequent but with much higher pleasures. More appreciation, more understanding. It's all good.

These maple madeleines are a breeze to make and they taste so, so good. I adore the fragrance of maple syrup here!(I used grade B, the darker and more amber stuff). A good, strong floral scented honey will be excellent, too. 

Maple Syrup madeleines

Maple madeleines

Simple, fast, delicious. Use a good quality honey or maple syrup!

Ingredients (for 12 standard sized pieces)
2 eggs
40g castor sugar
40g maple syrup (I used dark maple syrup)
90g plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder

Preheat the oven to 180C. Spray your cake pan with non-stick oil spray.
Mix sugar and eggs well, followed by the honey. Then, sift together flour and baking powder to the egg mixture. Stir to combine – avoid overmixing.
Use a medium spoon, put the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 16-18' until cooked through. Take out of the pan then cool down.


Rosa's Yummy Yums 8:25 PM  

So pretty and tempting!



mycookinghut 8:38 PM  

I love madeleines and love maple syrup too! This is a must try for me. Well done!

Jamie 8:45 PM  

I love madeleines! I just started baking them for the first time and am in love! And these are really perfect when you want a sweet treat but need to limit yourself - one with a cup of tea is the perfect treat. I love the maple flavor - bookmarked!

Caffettiera 8:46 PM  

I understand exactly how you feel. I've been through a similar process a few months ago, and although I have not made massive changes, it is a different attitute to food. It felt great though to go back to baking for me, it is such a pleasure. The madeleines look like they are worth their calories, definitely!

Cocoa and Lavender 11:15 PM  

These sound great, Anh! Being form a Vermont family, maple syrup is a staple in all our kitchens. I am also trying to watch what I eat and am trying to eat fresh fruit over baked goods or chocolate, but I do need something sweet to "give closure" to my meal. A little madeleine would be just the thing! Thanks! ~ David

Angie's Recipes 11:51 PM  

These are really pretty!
I should exercise more and eat less baked sweets....sighs...I have said that more than hundreds of times...;-(

Junglefrog 12:28 AM  

Mmm, thanks for that link to your fitness program. I might join as I really need to get moving again. Love your madeleines but I totally know what you mean with baking... ;)

magda 12:29 AM  

Hi Ahn! I too am going through a similar phase. I eat more healthily and I only indulge in my favorite desserts only once in a while and in smaller portions.
I have always loved madeleines, we share the same name after all :)
The maple syrup is a fantastic idea!

chinmayie @ love food eat 12:59 AM  

These madeleines look so pretty. Maple flavor sounds delicious.

WokandSpoon 7:15 AM  

we had been eating healthy for a few months then in the last few weeks, I've been on a mad baking rampage. Need to stop and go back to healthy eating again! I've only every made plain madeleines. Maple flavoured ones look really nice.

Tina @ bitemeshowme 8:28 AM  

Holy cow that is super simple. Must run off to get a madeleine tray :) They look gorgeous x

Janine 3:50 PM  

glad you're back with lovely sweet things ;p and how is the program? I've heard many things about it but haven't dared to take that step yet.

Hannah 7:08 PM  

I could never give up sweetness, so thank heavens we'll still get your high-quality deliciousness here! I adore maple syrup, so will need to get a madeleine tin soon... :)

msihua 9:51 PM  

So pretty! Loving the shots with the vintage floral plate! I'm so hooked on vintage at the moment!

Nami | Just One Cookbook 2:01 AM  

I've seen so many Madeleines recipe lately and I must buy pans soon to try. I have problem with portion control in terms of sweets/desserts... so it's hard for me to "start" baking. I know I'd eat the whole thing by myself... Anyway your maple madeleines sound so delicious. Slight sweetness and beautiful color! I always love your photos too.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry 2:58 AM  

they are gorgeous, did u use a special madeline pan for them to get that shape?

myFudo 4:20 PM  

My grandma used to tell me Madeleines mean "magnificent little cakes". I love dipping in them in my morning cup. This and my grammy's memories make this recipe really close to my heart. I love the maple syrup flavor... Thanks for sharing.

Johanna GGG 1:21 PM  

I love maple syrup - madeleins always look a bit dry to me but I can imagine these would be a treat I would savour - and your approach to your health and treats seems very sensible

Winston 11:49 AM  

These are great, Anh! I love using Maple Syrup in my baking too so thanks for another fun idea. And really happy to hear that you feel so much better physically and mentally ever since starting this new regime. Very motivating to the rest of us to start exercising more and eating better =)

mjskit 12:30 PM  

Maple syrup is such a great flavor and it sounds wonderful as the flavor for these beautiful madeleines! Gorgeous cookies and pics!

Jennifer (Delicieux) 2:33 PM  

Your madeleines look so pretty Anh! Congratulations on sticking to your plan too, and good to see you are somewhat resuming to normal eating patterns. I never think complete denial is a good thing, especially where these pretty madeleines are concerned :D

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef 4:01 PM  

I've only used my madaleines pan once and it's crying to be filled with this maple beauties!

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