Mademoiselle Proust, petite madeleine lorraine


(Resume en francais a la fin)

Two humps, it’s camel. One hump, it’s a dromadery… or a madeleine. No hump ? That’s not a madeleine. Maybe that’s a unicorn.

La madeleine is a specialty of Lorraine, my home place. The legend says a young girl called Madeleine was working in the kitchens of the palace of the King/Duke Stanislas. She had to prepare a quatre-quarts cake, but she couldn’t find the mold for it, but she found a mold that was then used to shape some seafood mousse like shellfish… The small cakes were cute. They were served to the Princess and her guests. They became a new favorite.

The recipe is the same as the quatre-quarts.
Quatre-quarts, the simple butter cake

Same proportions of the 4 ingredients. Weight the eggs first.

Flavoring can be vanilla essence, a little honey, lemon zest… I combine the 3, very little…

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