Maple Orange Madeleines

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Maple Orange Madeleines

These Maple Orange Madeleines is a delicious way to celebrate the maple syrup season (Or just any time of the year.)

Maple Orange Madeleines

Hello, my friends. I have a bizarre question today. Do you believe in personality traits according to Horoscope? While I am not into this at all, from my experience and observations, I might see some connections. I don’t like to categorize people, but sometimes I see some similarities in behaviours of folks born under the same sign.

For instance, they say those born under the sign of Taurus are known for being stubborn. I can see that. I am a pretty stubborn person myself. In my book, there are two ways of being stubborn – the positive and silly. When a person is determined to achieve something without giving up, that’s certainly a good way. However, many people can be stubborn just because they are this way.

I must admit I am guilty of doing this every now and then. Most commonly this happens when I argue or quarrel (Nothing serious) about something with Andrey. The funny part is that often I realize I am completely wrong right in the middle of the argument. What would a normal person do? Stop it and apologize. Me? Most likely, I will stubbornly continue to insist my position is correct. Of course, I will apologize and accept this a few hours later. But right away? I’m not the one who easily gives up.

I wish I were that stubborn in the kitchen, though. I cannot say I often face failures here, and normally I would repeat a recipe if it needs to be polished (The huge exception those complicated layer cakes as I don’t have time to repeat something that requires many hours).

In 2014 I really wanted to try madeleines, and I become a lucky owner of a madeleine pan. The first attempt and it was a tremendous failure. I must admit that I did make some unacceptable shortcuts. That is probably the only example when I immediately stopped trying. For the next 5 years.

This winter I decided to give this lovely French dessert a second chance. The result was pretty good. The next weekend (Saturday) another attempt was deemed successful, and I decided I was ready to bake madeleines once again, to take the pictures. I couldn’t wait, so I mixed another batch on Sunday. Result? A disaster! Of course, I am exaggerating, but when you’re mastering one recipe, you expect it to be better and better every time. 

I have no idea how many madeleines have been consumed in our house lately, but personally, I am taking a little break. I can say that I am absolutely satisfied with their flavour and texture, but I still need to handle their size. Sometimes they turn a little too small while sometimes – enormous (And I always fill only 2/3 of the mould. This is a mystery of the XXI century!)

Anyway, madeleines are an easy and delicious dessert yet a little capricious. But don’t be afraid to tackle them – I have included in the recipe some tricks that will help you to make perfect madeleines.  What about trying these Maple Orange Madeleines first? If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.

Maple Orange Madeleines
Maple Orange Madeleines

5 thoughts on “Maple Orange Madeleines

  1. Marie says:

    These look darling Ben. They have those perfect little Madeleine ‘humps’ – terrible word, but great madeleines. Love love love the flavour combo too. I’ve never tried madeleines maybe I need to add these to my must try list

  2. says:

    Ha ha I’m born under the star sign of Taurus Ben and I can confess that I am most definitey stubborn. And just like yourself I won’t admit I’m wrong to Lynne until hours later. She knows me well enough now though to just wait until I realise I’m wrong! I’ve had many kitchen recipe disasters. It’s all a part of what we do isn’t it? I love your madeleines. They’re not something I’ve ever tried so you’re much braver than me for giving them a go and coming back to them after 5 years. They do look absolutely delicious! :-)

  3. Marissa says:

    Your madeleines turned out perfectly, Ben! I love the maple in them!

    I’m not sure about horoscopes and honestly I don’t know that much about them. I do know that my husband and I are both capricorns and we’ve always gotten along amazingly well. So who knows?

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
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