Earl Grey Madeleines

July 8, 2008 at 8:41 am 5 comments

The secret here is to have very fragrant (good whole leaf) Earl Grey tea, being that it’s the main flavoring agent. I had to grind the tea leaves in a food processor and ended up mixing the whole batter with it (less clean up). If you prefer, you can grind up the tea leaves in a clean coffee/spice grinder and use a mixer for the batter.

Earl Grey Madeleines

  • 1/3 cup organic shortening or butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 3/4 cup almond flour/meal
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Process tea leaves to a medium grind (like very coarse ground pepper). Cream together sugar and shortening, then incorporate one egg at a time till completely blended. Add in almond flour and tea, mix thoroughly. Then add flour and baking powder, mix briefly till smooth. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease pans throughly with shortening or butter. Try to under fill the molds, and you can get make 2 batches of the full sized pans or about 3 batches of minis. Bake for 18-20min (for full sized pans, 13-15 for minis) till the top starts to turn golden brown. Cool for 5min before popping them out.

-Lina

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pinstripebindi  |  July 10, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Wow, what a great idea! I’ve made Madelines with orange zest, but it wouldn’t ever have occured to me to use tea as a cookie flavor, even though I LOVE Earl Gray.

    Reply
  • 2. Mama Kelly  |  July 11, 2008 at 1:29 am

    Ooooo I love Earl Grey tea. I get these madelines are just wonderful!

    Reply
  • 3. SweetBird  |  July 11, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Oh my gosh these look divine! I’m a madeleine junkie and I can’t get enough of Early Grey tea…you’ve just made my day!

    Reply
  • 4. coffeepot  |  July 11, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    I love Earl Grey too so I am sure these are lovely.

    Reply
  • 5. Danielle  |  August 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Madelines aren’t cookies, they’re more like tea cakes.

    Reply

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