Savory Chive Madeleines With Smoked Salmon And Creme FraicheFrom luisascatering 8 years ago
- Madeleines: shopping list
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided shopping list
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon, divided shopping list
- 1/4 cup cake flour shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper shopping list
- 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh chives shopping list
- 1 teaspoon finely minced lemon zest shopping list
- 2 large egg yolks shopping list
- 1 large whole egg shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice shopping list
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar shopping list
- Crème Fraîche mixture: shopping list
- 1 (8 oz) tub spreadable natural cream cheese (I used "Nancy's" brand) shopping list
- 4 oz crème fraîche (I used "Kendall Farms" brand) shopping list
- 4 oz smoked salmon (I used "Echo Falls" brand), cut into small strips and rolled up into rosettes shopping list
How to make it
- For Crème Fraîche mixture:
- Empty the cream cheese and crème fraîche into a mixing bowl and beat at med-high speed until incorporated and fluffy. Place mixture in a pastry bag with star tip (or in a large zip lock bag with the end snipped off). Chill until ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- For Preparing the Pan: Melt the butter over medium heat until the milk solids are golden brown and a nutty aroma is released; strain through a fine mesh strainer and set aside to cool. Mix 2 teaspoon of the butter with one teaspoon of flour. Carefully brush the insides and rim of a madeleine mold, being careful not to miss a single spot.
- For Making the Madeleines: Sift the remaining all-purpose flour, cake flour, pepper and salt together in a small bowl; whisk in the chives and zest, then set aside until needed.
- In the work bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks with the whole egg on high speed for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
- Gently fold in the flour mixture, then fold in the remaining butter until just incorporated. Be careful not to over work the batter, or the madeleines will be tough.
- Pipe or spoon the batter into the prepared molds, filling them about 3/4 full.
- Adjust the oven rack to the low center position. Bake until light golden brown and firm, about 6 to 8 minutes for large madeleines and 5 minutes for miniatures. Immediately turn them out of the pan onto a dry kitchen towel; cool slightly before serving.
- Attractively arrange the madeleines on a platter, then pipe each madeline with the crème fraîche mixture and garnish each with a smoked salmon rosette and a sprig of fresh baby dill or chive.
- Make It Ahead: The madeleines may be made up to three days in advance; cool completely, then store in an airtight container. The madeleines may also be frozen for up to one month, but they are best when eaten right out of the oven.
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Wow! Fun and original take on a classic presentation! Thanks and here's my high 5!waterlily in Joplin loved it
They look gorgeous and sound great. I love your presentation, too. Great job...thanks!lunasea in Orlando loved it
Very Cool Idea!! The photo looks great...;-)~jimrug1 in Peoria loved it