Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Chocolate Ganache Madeleines
Margot of Effort to Deliciousness chose this week's recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie. I know I say this every week, but I really do love Margot. She's a fellow Californian, she has a farmers market that I envy, and I love to read about how she and Josh deal with the massive quantities of baking she does for this and other groups. She was my Secret Baker one month and sent me an amazing assortment of chocolate chip cookies. What's not to love?
When I looked at the recipe in the cookbook, it had a much different persona. Chocolate madeleines are filled with marshmallow fluff (nay) and dipped in a chocolate glaze (yay). Dorie's playing around suggestions included replacing the fluff with Nutella (yay) but I discovered my Nutella expired 18 months ago. How does someone who loves Nutella allow that to happen? Since I was getting ready to go to a conference, I made 1/4 of the recipe, defrosted some ganache, dipped the madeleines and called it a success. Then I ate them all for breakfast after my workout. Yes, I did. And they were fabulous.
If you're looking for a really chocolatey breakfast or a treat to have with a cup of coffee or tea, Margot will have the recipe for you here. And you can find out how the other TWD bakers fared here.