Chocolate Lavender Madeleines 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 24
 
Chocolate madeleines delicately scented with lavender.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup/145g all purpose/plain flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lavender leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried lavender leaves
  • 2 tablespoons cold coffee or milk
  • ½ cup/115g butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • White Chocolate Glaze
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • drop of coconut oil
  • dried lavender leaves for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, salt and cocoa powder together in a bowl.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the eggs and sugar together.
  3. Add the lavender leaves and dried lavender.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and mix well.
  5. Add the milk or coffee and mix.
  6. Add the vanilla.
  7. Mix thoroughly and then slowly drizzle in the cool, melted butter.
  8. The batter will be soft and will need to be chilled for easier scooping.
  9. Chilling also helps develop the characteristic hump of the madeleine and is a necessary step.
  10. Chill the batter for at least an hour.
  11. I've made madeleine batter the night before and is very convenient to have it ready to go in the morning.
  12. When you are ready to bake, grease and flour your madeleine pans.
  13. Preheat your oven to 375℉/190℃ (Convection fan baking 350F/180C)
  14. Scoop a tablespoon of batter into each scalloped mould.
  15. This recipe should yield 24 madeleines and it's easier to have two pans.
  16. Bake for 15 minutes.
  17. Check at 10 minutes and then add minutes from there.
  18. They can burn easily if you don't keep an eye on them.
  19. Mine were ready in about 13 minutes.
  20. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes and them prise them out gently with a knife.
  21. Cool on a rack and make the glaze.
  22. Melt the white chocolate chips in a small bowl with a drop of coconut oil.
  23. I use the microwave; 30 seconds at a time and mixing between the 30 seconds.
  24. Usually it takes about a minute to melt the white chocolate.
  25. Once melted and cooled slightly, dip the madeleine, or spread the white chocolate with a spoon and sprinkle he dried lavender leaves.
Recipe by Coffee and Crumpets at http://www.coffeeandcrumpets.com/chocolate-lavender-madeleines/