Rose Honey Almond Madeleines

November 15, 2010 at 7:05 pm 14 comments

It’s been a while since I tried something new with madeleines. I bought organic rose powder and this was the first thing I tried out with it. I also added rose water for more rose impact. You could probably do it with rose water alone. The honey and almond are at the forefront while the rose leaves a floral aftertaste that harmonizes flavors and counters the sweetness. Short of a rose syrup (for post baking soak) the floral flavors will always be in the back seat.
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Rose Honey Almond Madeleines
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil or butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp rose powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3/4 cup almond flour/meal
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Cream together sugar and shortening, then incorporate one egg at a time till completely blended. Add in flavorings (rose powder, rose water, honey, almond extract) and almond flour, mix thoroughly. Then add flour and baking powder with the pinch of salt, mix till smooth. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease pans throughly. Try to under fill the molds, and you can get make 2 batches of the full sized madeleine pans or about 3 batches of minis. Bake for 18 min (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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  • 1. rsmacaalay  |  December 15, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I never came across in using rose powder in baked items, I can imagine the taste already, seems to be delicious. The only time I encountered rose in a food item is a refreshment drink in Malaysia I guess its called Rose Bandung.

    By the way your post is featured in Foodpess.

    Raymund

    http://angsarap.wordpress.com

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    • 2. eatyet  |  December 15, 2010 at 6:34 pm

      thanks for letting me know, I was surprised by all the comments all of a sudden.

      Reply
  • 3. managermamma  |  December 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Lovely madeleines, I will try this recipe. Mine always come out flat.

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    • 4. eatyet  |  December 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm

      thanks,
      maybe it’s time to buy new baking powder

      Reply
  • 5. freshandfoodie  |  December 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful! So delicate. Where did you find the rose powder?

    Reply
  • 7. Grumpy Goat  |  December 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    What exactly does rose powder add to the recipe?

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    • 8. eatyet  |  December 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm

      I would describe it as an astringency with a subtle floral aroma.

      Reply
  • 9. savorysimple  |  December 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    These look lovely! Very nice photos.

    Reply
  • 10. Babygirl  |  December 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    These look like very nice treats.. I enjoyed reading this post

    Reply
  • 11. unpizzicodime  |  December 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Madeleines are one of my fave recipes… and this rose powder version’ sounds perfect!!

    Reply
  • 12. eatyet  |  December 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    thanks everyone for all the nice comments.

    Reply
  • 13. Kathryn Coulibaly  |  December 16, 2010 at 1:58 am

    These look fantastic! I’ve been on a baking spree but I may have to catch a second wind and try these. Thanks for sharing them!

    Kathy
    http://www.KidCulture.wordpress.com

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  • 14. mybakingempire  |  December 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Great recipe. I’ve only ever made “plain” madeleines. I’m sure the rose water added such a lovely scent to yours, I’ll definitely give them a shot.

    Reply

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