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French Food Friday - Gordon Ramsay's Lemon & Poppyseed Madeleines


This week's recipe comes from one of my favourite non-French chefs: the fabulous and often controversial Gordon Ramsay.

Gordon Ramsay's Lemon & Poppyseed Madeleines
Ingredients:
3 medium eggs 80g caster sugar 1 tbsp honey 80g plain flour – plus extra for dusting 40g ground almonds 75g unsalted butter , melted, plus extra for the tin
1 tbsp poppy seeds
Rind of one lemon  zested 

Method
  • Use either an electric beater or a whisk to beat the eggs, sugar, and honey  together in a bowl until the mixture is pale and thick enough to leave a ribbon trail.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and spices into another bowl. Gradually fold into the whisked eggs until evenly incorporated.
  • Stir in the poppy seeds and the lemon zest.
  •  Slowly slip the cooled butter down the side of the bowl and fold in very gently and carefully. Cover and set aside.
  • To bake the Madeleines, heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Generously butter, then flour, the Madeleines or bun tins. Spoon the batter into the tins and bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on the size of the tins.
  • When the Madeleines are golden and baked all the way through, remove from the oven and leave to cool for 2 minutes. Tip out of the tin and bake another batch, if you need to. 
 You can see Gordon in action here, making the madeleines.

bon fin de semaine à tous, Leeann x
 
 

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Bonjour from a sunny but chilly SW France,

Hope that you had a nice weekend. We spent yesterday afternoon at a furniture auction but I will tell you more about that later in the week.

Last weekend we bought a lot of wine cases as we thought that they would make good storage, as shown in the photo above.

I particularly liked the idea of making a set of drawers with them or perhaps even a serving tray like this.

{photo from here}
We have quite a few boxes and wine box ends so any ideas that you have would be gratefully received...
Mille mercis et bonne semaine a tous.....

Leeann x

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