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French food Friday -madeleines au cappuccino

Bonjour mes belles,

Apologies that this post is a bit late but it has been another busy week and the summer season is underway. 

I recently purchased a petit livre which has some fabulous and original cake recipes. 

This is a recipe that I have tried and was a great success. Unfortunately they were all eaten before I realised that I had forgotten to take some photos.

madeleines au cappuccino

- 3  eggs
- 150g melted butter
- 150g flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 150g sugar
- 2 tsp instant coffee

- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp hot water


Preheat the oven to 250 ° C.
Sift flour and baking powder. Dissolve in a cup, coffee and hot water then add the milk. Beat the eggs with the sugar until white and then incorporate the flour, then the coffee and finally the butter.
Leave to rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (personally, I left it in the fridge overnight  because I wanted to make the madeleines the next morning).
Grease the madeleine tin.and then fill the madeleine tin 2/3 full and bake at the bottom of the oven on a rack for 4 minutes.  

Lower the oven to 210 ° C and continue cooking for about 6 minutes, until golden brown. Remove the madeleines from the oven and wait a few minutes before removing them from the tin.

très bon week-end à tous, Leeann x 


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{fabulous shop in St Emilion, photo taken by moi}
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.

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{photo from here}
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