Spekulatius Spiced Madeleines

Spekulatius Spice Madeleines-0078 by Meeta K. Wolff

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes plus extra time for dough in fridge
Makes: 15 madeleines

Ingredients:

  • 125g butter, plus extra for the pan
  • 100g muscovado sugar
  • 40g ground almonds
  • 40g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon spekulatius spice
  • zest of 1 ½ oranges
  • 3 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Once it starts to foam, remove it from the heat and strain. Set aside.
  2. In a clean bowl, sift flour, sugar, ground almonds and spice. Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl then fold this into the dry mix. Pour in the butter, which should be still slightly war, in one stream. Add the orange zest and the salt . Mix with a rubber spatula till incorporated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1 ½ hours.
  3. In the meantime butter the madeleine moulds and lightly dust with flour to ensure the cakes come out easily. Using two teaspoons, fill the moulds with the batter.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until set and golden brown. Leave to cool for a few minutes on a wire rack then enjoy warm.
Notes: You can dust the madeleines with a mix of icing sugar and some spekulatius spice.
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