Apple Cinnamon Madeleines

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*tap, tap…..is this thing on? Hello? Anyone still out there?…….

Yes I joke but really it’s been a loooooooonnnnnnnng time since I posted a new recipe on this site. I can give you all the same blah, blah, blah of not enough time etc.etc but honestly I haven’t been cooking much. My life has taken a different direction at the moment and aside from my steadfast favorites nothing creative is happening in my kitchen. It’s okay though. Lots of great food is still eaten and enjoyed.

So what prompted these? Well Ted Bundy did in fact.

*chrip

*chirp

*chirp

Yes I am talking about the serial killer but let me explain.  I joined a true crimes book club and Mr. Bundy was our man of the hour.  And because we are a morbid group we wanted to keep our discussion nibbles authentic. And Ted was known for his love of French food. And why madeleines? Well they are pretty easy and it allowed me to do one other important thing….fight out against #pumpkinabuse . C’mon people we don’t need pumpkin spice in September. It’s apple season!

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I was really excited to join a book club. One cause I love to read and two, cause I love to talk.

I am a voracious reader. Growing up with a sibling three years older than you (and male) meant you had different rules. I always had to go to bed at least 1 hour sooner and I hated it. What if I missed out on something? My dad came up with a solution.  As long as I was in bed I could read by the light of the window until it was too dark to see anymore. No lights, no getting up and most importantly no telling my mom. The summer months meant I would be awake even longer than my brother and during the darker ones at least we were pretty much the same.

Thanks to my dad reading became such an important part of my life that a night doesn’t go by that I’m not engrossed in my book for at least an hour (and usually in the bathtub…..a busy girl has to mutli task).

And thanks to Ted Bundy these Madeleines exist.

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Apple Cinnamon Madeleines
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 apples, cored and peeled, diced
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a food processor puree the apples.
  3. In a bowl beat together the sugar and eggs until thick and pale, about 6 minutes. Baat in the vanilla and apples.
  4. Mix in the dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time. Fold in the melt butter.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare your madeleine pans by coating with butter and dusting with flour.
  7. Drop a tablespoonful of batter into the middle of each mold.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are golden and the centers spring back when pressed.
  9. Remove from oven and place madeleines on wire rack to cool.
  10. In a plastic baggie combine the sugar and cinnamon. While the madeleines are still warm drop a few in the bag and shake gently to coat with sugar. Place back on rack to finish cooling and continue with remaining.
  11. Serve right away or seal in airtight container for a couple of day.
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