Step 13: Bon Appetit!
when I happened to notice a restaurant named, of all things - La Madeleine. Oh my gosh,
stop the car, go back, go back! Here I am completely enthralled with the idea of a Madeleine,
and there, right before us, is a restaurant within reach. A quick call, and sure enough, the restaurant
served the cookies! We arrived in time to purchase the last three lemon Madeleines. They were
prettily packaged, and I skipped on my way out the door!
My lust for these little tea cakes has taken me to many a library, many magazines,
many internet searches and even to the point of perusing restaurant menus.
I've found everything from Honey Madeleines to Orange, Fluff-Filled Chocolate, Earl Grey,
Traditional, Lavender, Rosemary-Orange, Spiced, Lemon (Mini Madeleines Au Citron),
Citrus, Lemon-Almond, Lime-Pecan, Orange-Chocolate, Orange Spice or Orange Walnut.
(Takes a deep breath and continues...)
Cherry (using maraschino cherry juice instead of orange liqueur when called for) or
Berry (using raspberry flavored liqueur), Fresh Corn Madeleines, even
Madeleines a la genoise - made from genoise cake batter!
While looking in the index of cookbooks, don't give up if you don't see Madeleines. Sometimes
they are listed under tea, sometimes under cookies, even a quick glance under the heading of
French may yield results.