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Orange Lemon Olive Oil Madeleines



I was so excited to be able (finally) find the Daiso madeleine pans!! They were out of stock for quite a while, and I did wonder if I should buy the regular non-stick pans. But I was not sure if I would make tasty madeleines, so I procrastinated for the longest time haha.

So while I went out to get baking supplies a few days back, I popped by the nearest Daiso, and was so happy to find so many out-of-stock items there! :)

Opps... Now you know I am a Daiso fan lol.


These madeleines are light because the recipe uses olive oil, instead of butter. It's however slightly denser (I wonder if it would taste lighter if I beat the eggs longer), but definitely is a lighter version than the regular butter madeleines!

I was kind of skeptical of the recipe, but decided to try it because the hubby doesn't like butter at all. I was glad to have! It sort of tasted better the next day, probably due to the oil in it - it takes some time to develop flavor :)

I didn't have any lemon on hand, so I used orange juice and added some lemon extract. I actually halved the recipe and got 15 madeleines, so the full recipe might get you around 20+ to 30 pcs of madeleines. 


Orange Lemon Olive Oil Madeleines - Recipe Adapted from Tasty Mediterraneo
Ingredients:
- 4 eggs
- 100g unrefined cane sugar
- 100ml extra virgin olive oil
- 50ml freshly squeezed lemon juice *I've used orange juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract *I've used slightly more than 1/4 tsp of lemon extract
- 175g plain flour
- 1/3 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Zest of 1 lemon


Method:
1.  Preheat oven to 175C.

2.  Grease a madeleine pan with oil or butter and flour it with a sieve. Set aside.

3.  Beat the eggs with a whisk. Add sugar and continue mixing until dissolved. Mix in oil and lemon juice.

4.  Add in flour, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Mix till just combined.

5.  Place the batter in the fridge for about 10 mins.

6.  Remove batter from fridge. Give it a final mix, fill the madeleine pans. *You can use a measuring jug or piping bag to do it.

7.  Bake in the middle rack for about 15-16 mins at 175C.

8.  Remove from oven and cool completely.

9.  You might want to dip the madeleines in milk or dark chocolate, or simply dust with icing sugar before serving.






Enjoy!

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