Sunday, October 12, 2008
from Martha Stewart's Cookies
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 large eggs
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp lemon zest
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 sticks melted margarine or butter
Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside.
Place the eggs, sugar, vanilla, zest and juice in the bowl of your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium high until pale and thickened, about five minutes. Mine never quite got that way, but it's ok.
This is what I ended up with. Mix in the melted margarine or butter.
Gently fold in the dry ingredients and allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes. Toward the end of this resting period. preheat the oven to 350. Grease two madeleine tins, or if you only have one, you'll have to work in batches, like I did. No big deal though.
This is the completed batter.
Here's my pan. I don't know why I never used it before...
Here's the batter spooned into the pans,
nicely baked and beautiful.