Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gingerbread Madeleines and a High Tea


I love doing high teas it brings me back to my childhood days. I did this one at the request of my grandmother and one of her best friends who has known me since I was born. They had been wanting to do it for awhile and I happened to have the day off so they came. My grandmother brought two dolls with her,very old dolls ones that I played with when I was young at her house and she played with them when she was young. I thought it was the perfect touch to a magical tea party. My mum took the day off to come and join us and it was a day full of reminiscing on old times and gorging ourselves with sweet treats. I served lemon curd,clotted cream,blueberry scones,shortbread,cucumber sandwich's,egg salad sandwich's, and gingerbread Madeleine's. Also each person got their own small pot of tea it was a delightful afternoon.

1 cup flour
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons molasses
Directions:
Butter and flour the Madeleine tins. Melt the 2/3 cup butter. Beat the eggs and sugar until it becomes a white color. Add the flour, melted butter a little at a time. Mix Well. Mix in spices and molasses. Drop the batter a teaspoon at a time into Madeleine molds. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. The cookies came out nice and moist and with a holiday twist.

The guests at the high tea.

4 comments:

  1. i've never participated in high tea, or any type of tea for that matter. i'm sure it's fun, and i'd jump at the chance to eat some tasty cookies like these!

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  2. I've only had high tea once. I loved it, of course. I love the thought of ginger flavored madeleines. I'll wager these are delicious.

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  4. Sounds like you ladies having lots of fun there! Ahemmm...Can I join in? haha.... Probably next time! Have fun. Cheers.

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