Until I come home and blewup a counter shot to find these perfect golden shell biscuits They have absolutement rien de tout to do with the grand La Madeleine btwAnd everything to do with a young girl named, Madeleine de Commercy, who saved the day according to Tartelette. Depend on her to include an excellent recipe in her cookie tales...
I always flirt with the Mini Madeleines de Bretagne at Le Bon Marche, especially the caramel au beurre madys, but restraint occasionally kicks in for me...I have too many times shown no restraint with the crumby madeleines in the Metro vending machines. Fortunately I usually lose my money rather than gain calories.
Fauchon are not only the maitres of the almighty Paris eclair, but of the madeleine as well. They have beautiful tins of mini-madeleines, which I did fall victim to (for research purposes bien sur)... They also offer individul madeleines in at least 7 different flavors!
You can buy the whole set in a gift box or just one framboise.
I gave French girl the contents of the tin, except for two to paint. So far niente as they say in Brasil..
Why do some people think French Girls don't cook?
This is a BIG erreur. There are literally tons of adorable cookery books everywhere you turn in Paris. Plus they're in full color and relatively inexpensive, say 5-9 euros...
Which brings me to the tale of French Girl. Arriving home from work at 10 pm, she was in a tizzy. She'd forgotten she was to make THE MADELEINES for the office party the following day. Eeek!
The pots and pans flew. I mainly watched and later washed-up.No wonder French Girl has 18 jars of jam in the Frigo! They're used to flavor her office soiree madeleines. Ah ha!