100gunsalted butter – plus additional 20g for brushing into the pan
20gUnsweetened Cocoa Powder
1tsppure vanilla extract
50gdark chocolate- for coating
Melt the butter (in microwave). While butter is still hot, add the cocoa powder and mix it well. This will help cocoa to dissolve properly. Keep it aside to cool down to room temperature. Add vanilla once cooled.
Sift the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder and salt. Keep aside.
In your standing mixer, or using a hand mixer or even just a whisk, whisk together eggs and sugar for about a minutes till you get a foamy mixture. Add the honey and whisk for another 4-5 minutes till your eggs double in volume and you’ve added a lot of air in the mixture.
Sift the flour mixture into the eggs in 2 parts and gently fold in without losing the volume you just got.
Take a large spoonful of the batter and add to the room temperature melted butter+cocoa mixture. Whisk in till they emulsify and well combined. (This will help even mixing of butter into the batter instead of directly pouring the butter in).
Add the butter into the main bowl and gently fold in till you get a homogenous mixture. Make sure you do not deflate the batter.
Cover the bowl and keep aside at room temperature for about 90 minutes.
When about 15 minutes left in your resting time, prepare the pan and preheat your oven to 180Take some melted butter and using pastry brush liberally apply it on your pan so that all the indentations are well greased.
Once your oven is preheated, scoop about 1 tablespoon of batter into centre of each mould. You don’t need to spread the batter around, it’ll bake out into the shape.
Bake the madeleines at 180C for about 10 minutes till the madeleines get humps in the centre that spring back when gently pressed, and the edges start to turn golden brown.
Remove the pan from the oven and invert it onto a cooling rack. They should come out easily if you’ve prepped your pan well. Let them cool.
Once cooled, dip one side of madeleines in melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles as you like.
Store cooled madeleines in an airtight container for a few days. You can also freeze them properly wrapped for a couple of months.
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