Christmas is coming only too quickly, where has the time gone? Time for our thoughts to turn to cosy fires, heating and throws over the sofa. The chillier weather is making this slightly easier to get used to.
Only a few short weeks and the day will be here, and a time to eat wonderful food and spend some time with our friends and family. Bring on my Cranberry and Orange Madeleines to start the festive baking!
These cranberry and orange madeleines are a little Christmas bake which I thought would be perfect for a small treat over the holidays.
Perhaps you could even enjoy them on Christmas morning if you aren’t having the traditional chocolate from a selection box. 😉
The orange and cranberry flavours mingle to create an evocative flavour, which brings to mind snowy scenes, piles of presents and excited children.
Ideal for sharing with friends and family any time of year. The basic recipe is very adaptable to you can use lots of different fillings depending on your whim!
More little cakes
If you like madeleines, why not try these other small cakes:
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Cranberry and Orange Madeleines
- Prepare the tin with a little melted butter and preheat the oven to 180℃ / 350℉.
- Whisk the sugar and eggs until frothy.100 g caster sugar, 2 medium eggs
- Lightly whisk in the rest of the ingredients, except the cranberries.100 g butter, 100 g flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp orange extract
- Fold in the cranberries carefully.50 g dried sweetened cranberries
- Leave to stand for 10 minutes. Then pour carefully into the tin.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until risen and firm in the middle.
- Cool in the tin for a few minutes, then carefully remove from the tin.
- Dust with crushed sugar cubes, or icing sugar, to serve.