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Orange madeleines & mini donuts

February 26, 2011


Madeleines are the perfect combination of cookie and cake, and they’re easy to make, but fancy to serve This morning I came across my mini madeleine pan and decided to put it to use. While digging in the same cupboard, I found my mini donut pans. I should clean out my cupboards more often!


I made these with a little orange flavor, which of course tastes great with chocolate or powdered sugar. This recipe made 20 mini madeleines and 20 mini donuts. 


1 egg, separated

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1/2 cup milk

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 Tbsp. orange juice (or you could use orange liqueur)

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. orange zest

1/4 tsp. salt

Powdered sugar and/or chocolate for topping


Beat the egg white on high speed until foamy. Add 1/4 cup of the sugar, a little bit at a time, then beat until it becomes a stiff and glossy meringue. Set aside.


In a separate bowl, beat all the remaining ingredients (except powdered sugar and chocolate) on high for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Fold in the meringue.


Fill greased and floured madeleine and/or mini donut molds 2/3 full. Tap the pans on a counter to release bubbles. Bake 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees F., or until lightly golden.


Drizzle melted chocolate over the tops, dip one end of the madeleines in chocolate, or sprinkle them with powdered sugar. I put some of the donuts in a plastic bag with a little powdered sugar and shook them up to coat them.


This seemed like the kind of treat that called for tea, so I brewed a nice cup and made myself a pretty little plate of madeleines and donuts, and had a fancy little snack. The kids loved the donuts, and they’re so much better for them than the fried variety smothered with frosting. Give these little gems a try!

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