Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fluff-Filled Chocolate Madeleines (TWD)

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Margo of Effort to Deliciousness: Fluff-Filled Chocolate Madeleines.  I don't have a madeleine pan, but instead of skipping this week's recipe I went ahead and made them in a muffin pan.  I halved the recipe and got six of the cutest looking "madeleines" that didn't quite look like cookies and didn't quite look like muffins either! I did, however, get the characteristic madeleine "humps" and was very excited about that :)

I'm not sure if I overbaked mine - I took them out right at 13 minutes but found them to be just slightly dry.  I was worried about over filling them with fluff and having the tops crack, so I wasn't too aggressive with my filling and ended up with under filled madeleines :(

These were good, but I think I enjoy classic madeleines better than the chocolate version.  (Although these were pretty fantastic drenched in a chocolate ganache glaze!)

Thanks Margo, for hosting this week.  If you would like the recipe, you can find it on Margo's blog. (You should go see how cute her madeleines turned out!) Also make sure you check out the TWD Blogroll, to see how everyone else enjoyed these fluff-filled chocolatey treats!

Oh, and if you haven't already, head on over here to enter my current giveaway!

* Recipe notes:
- I used semisweet chocolate instead of bittersweet chocolate for the glaze.
- I used salted butter in this recipe without any problems.
- My cookies were done in 13 minutes but were a little dry.  Judging from the comment below, they may have been ready as early as 8-9 minutes!
- Wrapped airtight, these glazedookies will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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  1. Hummmm,

    Those look gorgous! My husband could eat 3 in a row....
    Just delicious...



  2. I only baked mine for 9 min in a muffin pan and they were a little dry still, too. They look great tho!

  3. Adorable! I have to try the muffin route next time... they look yummy!! :)

  4. Mine were dry too and I watched them pretty closely. I wonder if the filling and ganache are intended to help with some of that? I'm with you - I'll take the classic version over the chocolate one for now!

  5. These look great! Love that you got the "hump" in them. I prefer the regular ones as well.

  6. great adaptation baking them in muffin tins :) I don't have a madeleine pan either, so this makes for a great sub :)