Lazy Sunday afternoons after a spending the morning exploring a farmer’s market, hiking outside of the city or doing quintessential autumn activities like picking apples add balance a busy morning and help mentally prepare us for the week ahead. A warm, seasonal treat adds a spark of excitement to the day and makes it memorable. With a little bit of planning on Saturday, you can read all Sunday afternoon, present a delightful treat and not spend hours in the kitchen.
Madeleines are fresh little sponge cakes that should be consumed as soon as they are done baking. They are shaped like sea shells which makes them unexpected and visually appealing. When baked correctly, they will be slightly crispy on the “shell” side and tender in the middle. In a sense, they are similar to a doughnut in that fresh is best and they are more of a luxury to be eaten on the weekend. In this recipe, spelt is used instead of traditional soft or all-purpose flour.Read More