These soft and spongy, refreshing, and delicious Grapefruit Thyme Madeleines are a great way to bid a farewell to winter!
Hello, everyone! Before we start, let me ask you one question, please. Are you enjoying springtime? Did winter say goodbye to you in your area? It’s spring in here! This passed Tuesday spring finally showed up – beautiful, warm, and sunny. It was a bit rainy (yuck!) yesterday, but spring is back again today. I know you might be jealous, but I am going to share a couple of photos. Keep calm and optimistic – you will have the same weather, sooner or later. Please proceed to the end of the post to enjoy some spring scenarios (At your own risk).
How do you like our spring? Does it look like spring in your area?
All right, back to these bad guys, Grapefruit Thyme Madeleines. I only discovered these mini cakes last year (You can check these Maple Orange Madeleines) even though I had had the madeleine pan for years. What an easy delightful dessert. Well, even though they’re relatively easy to make, they also could be tricky. However, I listed some tricks that will help you make awesome madeleines in the post above. For instance, I’ve learnt from youtube french pastry chefs that adding some honey (or maple syrup) would help you achieve the perfect texture (Something to deal with crystallization and other boring chemical processes I cannot explain).
Honey? Yes, please! I love it. Besides, I love to use citrus fruit for flavouring, and you know that citrus fruit and honey go perfectly together! Also, as a huge lover for adding savoury herbs into my desserts, I opted for some aromatic thyme. Refreshing and pleasantly bitter grapefruits, aromatic thyme, hearty honey…I think I’ve nailed this combination :)
I hope you like these Grapefruit Thyme Madeleines and give them a try one day.