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Lemon Madeleines

Winter is all about citrus season so I made great use of some lemons from a friends tree by making Lemon madeleines. (happiness) I used Martha Stewart’s recipe and they turned out perfect. Making madeleines are not as difficult as you might think. You just need to get your hands on some madeleine molds that can found at speciality stores like Sur La Table. I think they taste best with with a nice cup of tea or an espresso macchiato.

Persimmon Cookies

It’s persimmon season and I was lucky enough to get a bunch of them from a friend’s persimmon tree! Since I had more than I could eat, and some were overripe and ready, I decided to look for an easy and yummy cookie recipe. I headed straight to one of my very favorite food blogs: whiteonricecouple and this is the delicious recipe I used. So good.

These cookies have a soft and moist texture, almost cake like, but light and airy. Adding to the persimmon pulp, I threw in whatever dried fruits and nuts I had in the pantry. In this case they were dried cherries, prunes, apricots and almonds, and they worked just great. The recipe calls for raisins but you can seriously use anything. Happy Fall baking! 🙂

 

 

Coconut Madeleines

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These delicious and easy Coconut Madeleine cookies were adapted from Barefoot Contessa’s recipe.

I’m somewhat obsessed with the use of coconut sugar in my sweet recipes these days. It adds  a really nice caramel-ly flavor and nutty texture to things. Replacing regular sugar with coconut sugar was the only change I made to her recipe. 

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