Green Tea and Earl grey Tea Madeleines

20141104-175746-64666777.jpg I cannot believe october has ended. I mean like seriously the time went super fast for me. I also just realise i haven’t posted anything on my blog on october since my goal is to post at least once a month. I guess i have failed…
But!! Not aware of the time is not my only reason that i haven’t posted anything last month. My other reason was: a) the camera i usually used was broken, and b) i haven’t really have a lot of time to bake because of school stuff.

Anyway i finally got some time to bake and i decided to make some madelines. These French delicacies looks so pretty. Madeleines are pretty easy to make in general. And since i think that regular madeleines are just too plain to my taste, i decided to flavour mine with green tea and earl grey tea, my two favorite tea.

Here are the ingredients:
For the green tea madeleines

20141104-180809-65289414.jpg Cream, melted butter, sugar, eggs, flour + baking powder, honey and green tea powder

For the earl grey madeleines

20141104-181213-65533580.jpg Pretty much the same ingredients except for the green tea powder, i opened up a bag of earl grey tea to add flavour to my the madelines

The method are also pretty much the same.
First, how to make the green tea madeleines:
20141105-221535-80135249.jpgIn a bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until fluffy and pale.

Yes, i would make your life a whole lot easier to use electric beater but a little work out is not to bad isn’t it? Work those elbow grease!

20141107-225908-82748386.jpgMix the honey with the butter

20141109-172344-62624514.jpgMix the butter and honey mixture into the whisked up egg

20141105-222054-80454920.jpgNext sift in the whisked flour, baking powder and green tea powder into the eggs and fold the mixture.

We want to keep much air in it thus the whisking and sifting the flour. It provides more air into the mixture, also folding the mixture gently to keep as much air as possible.

20141105-222534-80734826.jpgLastly add in the milk and mix it through.

Next is the earl grey one

20141107-224417-81857014.jpgThis step is to ‘Infuse’ the earl grey fragrance to the sugar. There is two way to do this; first way is to grind the tea leaves and sugar in a mortar and then rub them together, the second way is to put them into a food processor and blitz them up a couple of time. I don’t really own a mortar and pestle so i just prefer blitz them and then rub them together.

20141109-172607-62767272.jpgincorporate the earl grey sugar with the eggs

20141109-172719-62839503.jpgand beat the them until pale and fluffy

20141109-172806-62886275.jpgFold in the dry ingredients

Put the Madeleines mixture in the fridge for 1 hour.

20141109-172927-62967657.jpgthen transfer them into a pipping bag to make this part a little easier

20141109-173012-63012607.jpgPipe the batter into the madeleines molds only filling about ¾ of the shell.

20141109-173337-63217175.jpg

20141109-173338-63218142.jpgAnd bake them

20141109-182415-66255557.jpgLet them cool a bit

20141109-182456-66296042.jpgDrizzle with LOADS of chocolate

20141109-182554-66354211.jpgOkay maybe a little bit too much……

Have a grand november everybody!

This recipe is adapted from food52

Earl grey madeleines
• 3 tablespoons earl grey tea leaves
• 2/3 cup caster sugar
• 3 eggs at room temperature
• 2 tablespoons liquid honey
• 1/4 cup whole milk
• 1 1/4 cups flour
• 1 pinch of salt
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 8 tablespoons softened butter

How to make:
1) Put the sugar and earl grey tea leaves in a food processor and blitz them up. (For better result, grind the sugar and tea leaves in a mortar and rub the tea leaves with the sugar together).
2) Whisk the infused sugar and honey with the eggs until pale and fluffy
3) Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into the egg mixture and fold, add in the melted butter and milk.
4) Put the mixture in the fridge for about 1 hour
5) Fill the molds with the mixture, not filling it too full
6) Bake at 460°F for about 2 to 3 minutes, until you see a small depression, then reduce the temperature of the oven to 390°F. Cook for an additional 4 minutes (the hump should start to form), then reduce to 350°F and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, until the madeleines are golden and well rounded. In the end, your madeleines will cook between 10 and 12 minutes. Do not over bake or they will be too dry.
7) Let it slightly cooled and then drizzled with chocolate.

Green tea madeleines
• 1 tablespoon of good quality green tea powder
• 2/3 cup caster sugar
• 3 eggs at room temperature
• 2 tablespoons liquid honey
• 1/4 cup whole milk
• 1 1/4 cups flour
• 1 pinch of salt
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 8 tablespoons softened butter

How to make:
1) Whisk the sugar and honey with the eggs until pale and fluffy
3) Sift the flour, green tea powder, salt, and baking powder into the egg mixture and fold, add in the melted butter and milk.
4) Put the mixture in the fridge for about 1 hour
5) Fill the molds with the mixture, not filling it too full
6) Bake at 460°F for about 2 to 3 minutes, until you see a small depression, then reduce the temperature of the oven to 390°F. Cook for an additional 4 minutes (the hump should start to form), then reduce to 350°F and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, until the madeleines are golden and well rounded. In the end, your madeleines will cook between 10 and 12 minutes. Do not over bake or they will be too dry.
7) Unmold immediately and let cool on a rack. Make sure that for each new batch the pan is cool and properly buttered and floured. They’re best eaten slightly warm, direct from the oven and cooled for a few minutes. But you can store them for a couple of days in an airtight container.
8) drizzle with chocolate if desired.

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