Working in my kitchen during the Christmas season gives me joy and peace. I love to experiment with new recipes while listening to Christmas carols. Today I thought of making these madeleines, and they turned out delicious. I’m going to serve them to my friends and family over Christmas and the New Year. The combination of orange and dark chocolate makes these madeleines delicious and moreish. They are very easy to make especially if you follow the step-by-step instructions and watch the slideshow. I’m sure your madeleines will turn out as good as mine if not better! You can follow the same recipe and use regular flour if you don’t want them gluten-free.

Ingredients 

Servings: 12 Madeleines

Madeleines

- 100 grams or 1 stick butter (melted and cooled)
- ½ cup golden or light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp orange zest
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¾ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt

Chocolate Sauce

- 100 grams dark chocolate chips (for dipping)
- ¼ cup milk
- 50 grams gluten-free chocolate vermicelli (see photo)


Method 

Madeleines


  1. Put the melted butter and sugar in a bowl and mix using electric beaters until creamy.
  2. Add the eggs and keep beating until all the ingredients are well-mixed (2-3 minutes).
  3. Add the orange juice and zest and mix well.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, salt, baking powder).
  5. Add the dry ingredients and use a spatula to mix them all together.
  6. Don’t over mix or the madeleines will get thick and rubbery.
  7. Grease the madeleine pan with canola oil or some butter using a brush.
  8. Pour the batter in the madeleines pan.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven on 190°C for 15-18 minutes.
  10. Take the madeleines out and put them on a rack to cool.

Chocolate Sauce


  1. Warm the milk until almost boiling and add it to the chocolate chips.
  2. Let them sit for 2-3 minutes then start stirring until all the chips are melted.
  3. Once cool, start dipping half the madeleines in the chocolate sauce then in the chocolate vermicelli.
  4. Sprinkle some icing sugar over the madeleines just before serving.