Well, my plan to continue blogging didn't quite go to plan. I suffered quite badly during the first trimester (and some of the second) with sickness and extreme tiredness.
So, sadly the blog was left to gathering dust. I do miss it though, I have found myself planning recipes in my head more and more over the last few days, so thought I would kick things off with this recipe I made earlier in the year, but never got around to blogging.
Violet Madeleines. Lovely light and delicate cakes adapted from the Skinny French Kitchen by Harry Eastwood. I love this book by the way, makes french cooking easy and a little lighter on the waistline.
- 4 Medium Eggs
- Half a teaspoon Salt
- 100g Caster Sugar
- 100g Plain Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Bakign Powder
- 80g Ground Almonds
- Half a teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Half a teaspoon Violet Essence
- 50g Butter, Melted
According to the book, its the shock from cold to hot which results in the signature little bump.
The recipe above is how you should do it, however, I skipped the freezer bit for my second batch and they turned out much the same, so if you, like me have no patience, a refrigerated batter will still give you the little bump.
Thinking of doing a few baby/pregnancy related posts, as its the biggest part of my life right now. What do you think? Would you be interested in non-food related content?