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Almond Madeleines

No recipe image available.Delicate almond Madeleines, also known as French tea cakes.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons almond oil
2 large eggs, separated
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup ground blanched almonds, toasted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. In a small bowl whisk together flour and baking powder; set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and oil at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy.
  4. In another bowl beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale; fold into the butter mixture; stir the flour mixture.
  5. In another bowl beat egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form; gently fold into batter. Gently fold ground almonds into batter.
  6. Spoon batter evenly into buttered and floured 3-inch madeleine molds (if using 1 mold, let cool between batches).
  7. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from molds and transfer to wire racks to cool, flat side down.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.