Lemon Verbena Madeleine

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
3 1/2 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups unsifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Lemon verbena syrup (recipe follows)
  • LEMON VERBENA SYRUP
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh lemon verbena or lemon thyme
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. with rack positioned in the center of the oven. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and set aside. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer fitted with a paddle (if available), beat butter until soft and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and beat until very light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour mixture and blend well. Turn the batter into Madeleine pans that have been spread with a generous amount of softened butter and dusted with flour. Use a spatula to scrape the batter into the pans and level off completely. Clean the edges of the pan with a paper towel. Bake in oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until cake has risen and is golden on top, and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Then slide a knife around the sides to loosen. Tip out onto rack right side up. Use a thin skewer to prick a hole in the top of each cake. Pour 1 teaspoon of the warm syrup over each madeleine and allow it to cool. Place madeleines in an air-tight container.

LEMON VERBENA SYRUP
  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil until sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let mixture steep for 20 minutes. Strain syrup to remove lemon verbena.


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