Sunday, February 01, 2009

Recipe: It's Madeleines!

I ended up watching food porn all Sunday morning and after salivating for over an hour, I jumped up from the couch to get cooking!

So I pulled out my French cookbook and made the native soft biscuit cake, Madeleines.

These cake-like biscuits were immortalised by French writer Marcel Proust in his novel, Á la Recherche du Temps Perdu.
In his novel, the main character's mind is transported back to his childhood with a bite of the light and fluffy cake.

"And suddenly the memory revealed itself: The taste was that of the little piece of Madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray when I went to say good morning to her in her bedroom, my aunt Léonie used to give me, dipping it first in her own cup of tea..."

- Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past.

Tea and a Madeleine, a sanctuary on a rainy Sunday.

(Proust image from here, Madeleines images from me!)


Mimi Lenox said...

Lovely. What a soothing site and smell....

Leigh said...

Yummy. These look so good and I want one :)

Maggie May said...

great job! i love your tea cup too.

sammi-lise ^_^ said...

nigella is just too lovely!
her food makes me drool all the time.

anyways, i love ze blog :)

and thanks for the comment, i love sharing pictures ^_^

molly said...

ahh those look so good!
can i come for tea? :)

Vodka Mom said...

Those look scrumptious!! I am on my over.....

Annabelle said...

Would love to have you all over for tea :-)

Indie.Tea said...

O delicious, your madeleines look divine. I have yet to attempt madeleines, but there is something so perfect and utterly French-seeming about them.
p.s. Thank you so very much for featuring me!

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