Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Lemon-Lavender Madeleine Cookies, a Belated Birthday + OXO Giveaway!!
Bon Appetit!! As many of you already know, August 15th would have been Julia Child's 100th Birthday! PBS Food has created a wonderful website to honor this great American icon which I strongly urge you to go check out. Here is the link if you are interested: http://www.pbs.org/food/julia-child-100-birthday/.
They featured one of my many favorite quotes from her:
Having fun in the kitchen is so important, it should be fun and exciting to see how your creation turns out to be! It's empowering to be able to say "I made that!," and for me one of the most rewarding things is having my loved ones enjoy my food. I feel like Julia Child helped so many home cooks become empowered to learn how to cook at home. It is on my bucket list to someday go see her kitchen at the Smithsonian in D.C. So in honor of Julia Child's birthday I decided to make some French Madeleine cookies. On one of my dance tours to France I picked up this Mastrad silicone madeleine pan:
If you've never tried madeleines before they are best described as little French butter cookies that are cake like and soft on the inside and slightly crisp and golden brown on the outside! Lots of bakeries sell them, as well as Starbucks....but once you try these you'll never go back to those dry things! I added lavender because it reminds me of France and well, I had some in my pantry. You can easily omit the lavender and just have delightful lemon cookies.