Tuesday, May 20, 2008

TWD: Traditional Madeleines



Alright, ready? This is going to be a whirl wind post. Vacation week, late nights, and lotsa prep still to go.

TWD pick: Traditional Madeleines (check Tara's post for recipe)

Picked by: Tara of Smells Like Home

Background: First attempt at madeleines and first attempt at browned butter

Outcome: Butter too pale, cookies too heavy (but still pretty darn tasty). No bump.  As a matter of fact, I got a reverse bump.  Oh, and no scallop either.

Conclusion: I gotta give this another try only with normal butter for a baseline.

Madeleine Mosaic

23 comments:

Peabody said...

A reverse bump? Oh my.

Engineer Baker said...

Oh darn, you have to try madeleines again, such a chore :) I bet they tasted amazing anyways!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

ack--reverse bump! glad they were still tasty!

Bumblebutton said...

I think browning the butter may have been worth it anyway...it always adds such a delicious flavor?!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Too bad these didn't come out as expected but at least they still tasted good.

Garrett said...

Oh wow, your batter looks really thick. Since most people are only posting the finished result, I wonder if everyone had their batter turn out like that. Mine was real thin in comparison. Now I'm somewhat confused =P

Good to hear that they taste delicious, though.

lemontartlet said...

Try try again! Have a great vacation!

ostwestwind said...

Have a great vacation!

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Christine said...

ugh a reverse bump and no scallops. So sorry! I heard brown butter is the way to go and I am going to try that next time! Glad they were so tasty

Melissa said...

Sorry about your reverse bump. I like your quick post!

CB said...

I am laughing at your TWD cliff notes version. Sorry about the reverse bump (not sure how that even happens)!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

mimi said...

love the whirlwind post, so funny! sorry they didn't come out exactly to plan, but they look great!

Dianne said...

Sorry they didn't turn out to be what you had expected, but I'm glad they were still tasty! :)

Jaime said...

a reverse bump?? hmmmm....

can't wait to see how these look the next time you try this

PheMom said...

Mine didn't turn out so pretty either, but at least they do seem to taste great even if you don't get the batter/shape quite right. Have a great vacation!

Heather said...

hehe...reverse bump? I'm glad they were still tasty!

Rebecca said...

Vacation week? Ohhhhhhh, quit bragging! ;)

Have a great time!

Dolores said...

A reverse bump?!? How does that work? Great job, regardless. Enjoy your vacation!

Donna said...

Is that like an inny instead of an outie? I'll bet they were just as tasty no matter what they looked like!

Aardvark Cakes said...

Good on you for having a go during such a busy time! Better luck next time with the bump! Hx

Linda said...

Glad to hear that you're going to try again...and that your madeleines turned out tasty!

Jayne said...

They still look good - reverse bump or no!

LyB said...

You have the perfect excuse to make them again, lucky you! :)