Not Paying Attention to the Madelines

Monday, August 20, 2007 6 No tags Permalink 0

For breakfast: blueberry madelines with dark chocolate chips.

What I learned from baking this morning:

1. Do not bake when you are daydreaming

2. Do not bake in a rush

Madelines are the one baked good I could do with my eyes closed. I have one madeline recipe I know by heart and all the madelines I’ve made are variations of this recipe adjusted for mood and tastebuds. Madelines were the one baked good I never messed up until today.

The batter was too wet. The cookies did not brown evenly. They tasted disappointingly heavy. Needless to say, my mind was elsewhere while I stood there measuring, mixing…I don’t daydream too often when baking…today must have been an ‘off’ day.

Past Madelines:

Lemon Madelines

Cherry Madelines

Chocolate Chip Madelines

6 Comments
  • pinkiiish
    August 20, 2007

    Mmm those look good. And yea, I know him. And Vincent too. In fact, I think I know your sister too LOL. What a small world!

  • K & S
    August 20, 2007

    They look good to me. I once tried making madeleines with not enough sleep and they didn’t turn out too good, so I can understand what you were going through.

  • anonymous
    August 20, 2007

    hypothetically….if you had your own bakery, would you still try sell the batch to your customers, or would you pull the inferior product aware that your addicted clientele would get convulsions and have to be administered methadone on the spot?

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 20, 2007

    Hey Pinkiiish!lol, haha, that’s so funny! I just had dinner with them at my grandma’s last night! I can’t believe you recognized Victor from the back! Did you go to school with them?Hey Kat!Yeah, you definitely need to be mentally present with the madelines, lol! I wish I turn back time and do a ‘redo’, lol! :)Hey Ron!Sigh. I don’t think I want to deal with lawsuits…they must be pulled! :)

  • anonymous
    August 21, 2007

    kathy, I’m not sure that my comment came out in the humorous way that I meant it. But your madelines should be characterized the way Conseco spoke of himself, “my strikeouts are more exciting than other baseball players’ homeruns.”

  • Alice
    August 30, 2007

    Can I have your lemon madeline recipe?

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