Sunday, August 17, 2008

Green tea madeleines

The Girl attended her first playgroup ever 2 weeks ago. Shocking isn't it ? Prior to this, I haven't met any like minded mums which may, in part, be due to my inability to communicate fluently in French. But I've recently met some English speaking mums & one of them organised this playgroup.

It was their first session & I thought it went pretty well. The children were mostly around the same age. I believe The Girl had a good time & I'm looking forward to many more sessions.

These green tea madeleines were my contribution for snacks.

Green tea madeleines
makes about 18

2 eggs
50g butter, melted
120g sugar
1 lemon
2 tsp green tea powder
2 Tbsp milk
3 Tbsp olive oil
120g cake flour or self rising flour

1. Beat the eggs with the sugar

2. Add zest of the lemon & 1 Tbsp of lemon juice. Mix

3. Mix in the melted butter, milk & olive oil

4. Finally the flour & green tea powder

5. Bake in oven at 180C for 15 mins


sl said...

Glad to see you back!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hi...i love using olive oil too when baking...but there were times when i taste some acidity in my chocolate i stopped and replaced it with peanut oil...

was it just me or it was the wrong olive oil?

petite fleur said...


Glad to be back


Oh really. I've never had any problems using olive oil in baking & definitely never tasted acidic. Maybe you should try switching to another olive oil.

Tsu Lin + + said...

Oh, you're just such a cook and baker! How wonderful to be your daughter ;)

I can't bake to save my life - too much hassle and when I did attempt to bake (it was some cinnamon bicuits), it tasted awesome!! BUT the biscuits came out ALL FLAT. Even after 3 tries. I decided to just abandon baking altogether.

petite fleur said...

Tsu Lin - you're too kind. I prefer cooking to baking tho'. I don't really have much flair for baking.

But have you tried muffins ? You can't really go wrong with them, I think.