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Walnut and Chocolate Madeleines

Walnut and Chocolate Madeleines

These are easy chocolate madeleines made with a chocolate bar. I sprinkled walnuts into the moist batter.

Ingredients: about 10 shell molds

Cake flour
50 g
Baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
Butter
50 g
Egg
1 (about 50 g)
Granulated sugar
45 g
Milk chocolate
50 g
Walnuts
50 g
Milk
1 tablespoon
Rum
1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Melt the butter using a double boiler or microwave for about 30~40 seconds. Mix the chocolate and milk, and microwave for 40 seconds. Mix well. Toast the walnuts in a pan over low heat or in a 150ºC oven for 10 minutes. Butter and flour the mold (both not listed) and chill in the refrigerator.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder together, and mix in the granulated sugar. Add the egg and rum, and mix after each addition.
3. Mix in the chocolate mixture, and add the melted butter. Whisk well until smooth. If possible, rest the batter in the refrigerator for over 30 minutes.
4. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Take the batter out of the refrigerator and mix in the walnuts. Pour the batter into the mold.
5. Bake in a preheated 180ºC oven for 15~18 minutes. When baked, take them out of the mold and cool.

Story Behind this Recipe

I decided to make madeleines with a chocolate bar. If the recipe amount of the walnuts and chocolate are both 50 g, I wanted to make the recipe amount of everything except the baking powder, milk, and rum 50 g as well, but I ended with this recipe since it is too sweet with 50 g of granulated sugar and chocolate bar. It might be ok to have 50 g of granulated sugar, depending on your preference.