Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD - Fresh Mango Madeleines



We're back! I'm working on a post to share some of the wonderful things we saw and ate on our trip. Internet access was SOOO expensive at the hotel (about $32 per day!) so I wasn't able to update from Paris or respond to your comments (but I will!). We got home Sunday night, and yesterday was a haze of jet lag and laundry. I'm so glad I'm taking an extra week of vacation!

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Kelly of Baking with the Boys. I bought my mangoes for this recipe yesterday, and was fortunate to find a couple that weren't rock hard. I'm so glad this one was an easy recipe, and I was able to throw it together in between grocery shopping and picking the cat up from the vet (she had her teeth cleaned, and had to have three teeth extracted--ouch!)


I knew as soon as I read the recipe that I had to make madeleines using the silicone madeleine pan I bought in Paris. I cut the recipe in half, replaced the raisins with chopped walnuts, doubled the lime zest, reduced the ginger and added cardamom. My madeleines baked in 20 minutes, with no over browning issues. Because I was using a silicone pan, there was no buttering/flouring, and the madeleines came out so easily. This is my first silicone baking pan, and if I had to choose only one, it would be for madeleines. I rarely make them because of the obsessive buttering and flouring required. This pan will make baking madeleines a breeze.


I tasted one of the madeleines still warm and oh my. I can't imagine they could taste any better after sitting a day (and will they even last that long??) The spices warmed the flavor of the mango, and the walnuts added a great textural crunch.

Thanks, Kelly. This was a terrific pick and one that I know I'll make again.

37 comments:

thegreatpantryraid said...

Mango madeleines - how French! How could you NOT use your new pan?

Love the addition of the cardamom - I added curry and it worked out great.

And yes, they do taste better the next day - if you can believe it. Glad you liked them!

Tracey said...

So glad you enjoyed your vacation! Wonderful idea to make madeleines. I think I've only used my madeleine pan once in the year that I've had it. Great job!

dharmagirl said...

what an awesome idea to make madeleines!!! they're delightful!

i hope Paris was splendid. I'm going for the first time next May and already can't wait:)

Megan said...

How chic - madeleines with a pan you bought in France!

Seriously, they look terrific and easy enough to make when jet-lagged.

What's for Supper? said...

Those look awesome! I hope that you had fun in Paris.

Mary said...

Mango madeleines? Brilliant...great idea. I hope you had a wonderful time in Paris.

AmyRuth said...

Oooooh girl, there you go..... you are so smart. That's what I love about this baking group. Girls like you who think outside the box. Great Job!!
And a new pan from Paris? How fun is that?
AmyRuth

Melissa said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip to Paris! Your madeleines look great, what a good idea!

Gabe's Girl said...

Amazing presentation. This was a great idea!

Flourchild said...

I love your idea of madelelines..perfect looking! I hope your trip to Paris was wonderful!

Jessica said...

The madeleines are so perfect. I have some madeleine pans that I bought awhile ago but I still have yet to use them. What a wonderful thing to bring back with you. I'm super jealous!

spike. said...

I love that you made madeleines, they look so perfect!

Peggy said...

Madeleines! What great fun. I love the way everyone changes it up each week to be creative. Mine was just a plain ole loaf. But delicious.

uclala said...

What a nice way to extend your Parisian vacation - by making Mango madeleines! They look soo good, I'm sure they won't last very long at all!

pinkstripes said...

How cool! Fresh mango madeleines! Love them.

myfamousrecipe said...

What a lovely way experiment with this. Your madeleines look great!

Amy said...

Love the madeleines! They look like they turned out great!

HappyTummy said...

madeleines! brilliant! they are so cute, and they look delicious :)

Clivia said...

Mango madeleines. It rolls off the tongue. Cardamom sounds like a delicious variation!

Jill said...

All the changes you made to the recipe sound great, and what a cool pan! I'm looking forward to seeing some photos of your trip.

Sarah said...

Really great idea to make madeleines. They look delicious!

Erin said...

I love the madelines! They look great!

Karen said...

How creative to do this in a madeline pan! :) Looks delicious!

Cathy said...

Mango madeleines - you are brilliant! SO glad that you had a wonderful trip, and that you got to come home and enjoy this mango bread!

Michelle said...

I absolutely love the idea of Madeleines! I would never have thought to do that. I need to use my madeleine pan more.

However I do put leftover mashed potatoes in my Madeleine pan. I call them Pot-a-Leines.

The Food Librarian said...

How perfectly French! These look fantastic.

Sara said...

So Cute! I love my silicone madeleine pans too. I need to use them more often. Can't wait to hear more about the trip!
sara/imafoodblog.com

Secret Server said...

I am jealous of your new pan. they look superb!

margot said...

What a lovely new pan, the mango madeleines look wonderful. I look forward to the post about your trip!

Liz said...

Your madelines are so pretty! I'm lusting for a madeline pan but my kitchen cabinets are overflowing as it is. Glad you loved them, and glad you had a great trip! Can't wait to salivate over the pictures.

Liliana said...

Paris - what a wonderful city!

What a great idea to make mango madeleines! I am sure they must have tasted wonderful especially with the walnuts!

Pamela said...

I don't have a madeline pan, but from your post I am thinking I do and it needs to be silicone. Hope you had a wonderful trip!!

PheMom said...

What a completely genius idea! Those look awesome - I am doing this next time for sure!

Pollyanna said...

I love that you used a silicone madeline pan from Paris none the less! These would make perfect *bites* of bread.

bakingwiththeboys said...

I have to say these are the first mango madeleines I have seen. Thanks for baking along!

TeaLady said...

Lovely madeleines. Cardamom. Now why didn't I think of that. Next time.

Jaime said...

wow, how creative!!!