This is the last post for March, I made this Chocolate Madelaines for my son celebrate Sunday Easter at Church. After considered a view chocolate cake recipe, finally I decided to make Madelaines because it's quite easy to make and the cute shape, the kids will sure like it. Recipe from Chocolate Passion Book by Tish Boyle and Timothy Moriarty.
6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
2 tbsp unsweetened alkalized cocoa powder
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large egg whites, at room temperature
1. In small, heavy saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder, stir well.
2. Melt the chocolate.
3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
4. Place the eggs, egg yolk, and castor sugar into mixing bowl. Place the bowl with eggs over a bowl of hot water to warm them, stirring frequently until the sugar begins to dissolve. Remove the bowl and whisk until the mixture form soft peaks when the beater is lifted. Beat in the vanilla extract.
5. Beat the egg whites on high speed until they form stiff but not dry peaks.
6. Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture. Fold in the melted butter and chocolate. Finally fold in the egg whites.
7. Place a spoonfull of batter in each Madeleine mold. Bake for 15 minutes at 160 C, do not overbake.