Who doesn't want to indulge that sweet tooth at Christmas with something lite? These delicious Christmas Madeleines from Delicious Circle will go down a treat after just about any Christmas feast!

Ingredients

Who doesn't want to indulge that sweet tooth at Christmas with something lite? These delicious Christmas Madeleines from Delicious Circle will go down a treat after just about any Christmas feast!

  • 200g Butter (a little extra for greasing tins)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 130g Caster Sugar
  • 60 ml Milk
  • 1 heaped Tbsp Honey
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 200g Flour (a little extra for flouring tins)
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 punnet of Blueberries

Method

  1. Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
  2. Beat the eggs and caster sugar until they become light and airy.
  3. Mix the milk, honey and the cooled melted butter. Add this mixture to the eggs and combine.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder together into a separate bowl, then mix in the lemon zest.
  5. Fold the flour into the batter in two batches. Be firm but gentle when folding, you need to capture as much air as possible to make the madeleines light and delicate, whilst also making sure all of the dry ingredients are well incorporated.
  6. Cover your batter and leave it to rest in the fridge for at least a couple of hours or even overnight.Christmas Madeleines
  7. When your madeleines are nearly ready to be baked prep your tins by greasing with butter and sprinkling a little flour in each shell to prevent them from sticking during the bake. Preheat your oven to 190℃.
  8. Spoon your batter into the shell tins and pop a single blueberry into each one.
  9. Here comes the tricky bit! Bake the madeleines for 5 mins. Turn the oven off for 1 min. Turn the oven to 160℃ and bake for another 5 mins.
  10. Remove the madeleines from the oven, leave to cool. Pop them out of the tins, dust with icing sugar and impress everyone that has a taste. Enjoy!

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