Malted Chocolate Madeleines

Malted Chocolate Madeleines

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Malted Chocolate Madeleines

Leave it to the guys at Baked, that storied Brooklyn bakery that I have yet to visit (I know, I know), but whose cookbooks I simply adore and whose recipes have never failed me, to get me out of my baking slump.

Malted Chocolate Madeleines

Their new cookbook, Baked Elements, was released seemingly out of nowhere a couple of weeks ago (did anyone else know they had another cookbook coming out!?). This one is organized by flavors: cinnamon, peanut butter, booze, pumpkin, and… MALT.

Malted Chocolate Madeleines
We all know how much I love malt powder, right? Only a recipe from Baked combined with malt powder could pull me from the baking doldrums into the glory of afternoon tea with a chocolate madeleine.

Malted Chocolate Madeleines

As they note in the cookbook, these are definitely not traditional madeleines. If you’re a madeleine purist, ye of lemons only, stay away. If you’d like to experiment, however, these are for you. The malt flavor is not overpowering–just adds a bit of depth to the chocolate–and the texture has the perfect fluffiness. You might want to add more malt powder if you like a very malted flavor.

Malted Chocolate Madeleines

In conclusion, thank goodness for Baked–my sweet tooth is back.

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