Some one should take my Madeleine pan away.
The Madeleine gods have spoken and I have been found lacking - at a minimum, I should not be allowed to multi-task while baking.
One should not be attempting to make bread, dessert and dinner at the same time.
Something will suffer - why did it have to be dessert?
Fortunately, a paring knife and powdered sugar can hide a world of sins.
Yes, I took a paring knife to the edges of my dessert to make them look less wonky. The sugar did the rest of the work.
Fortunately, Madeleines are a forgiving cookie (or are they a cake - I still haven't figured it out).
Even though these were lacking their distinctive hump and may have sat in the pan a little too long, they were delicious and easy to make and had me wondering why I don't make them more often.
With their "make ahead" batter (they come out better if the batter spends the night in the fridge) and easy shaping (the pan does all the work), there is no reason not to enjoy these more often - as long as I can figure out how to focus on one thing at a time that is...
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