Chocolate with Francois Honey Madeleines

by Joanne on November 1, 2010

A couple of things before we talk about another Payard recipe.

First, did you enter the GIVEAWAY for the 5 Day Intensive Yoga Course?  If not, here is the link.

 Second, running ramblings:  It dawned on me the other day why Shane had so much energy doing a 9 mile run then a 7 mile run.  Not only is the weather cooler, but he has been on a taper!  For the entire month of October, while Ted and I have been on and off planes to Kansas and Florida, Shane has been kicking back with walking, some frisbee playing but no road runs.  Well, now his fun is over.  He’s training with me every day. 

Today, I started on the T/M with a 3 1/2 mile warm up.  Went into some heavier leg workout which took about 40 minutes.  Shane and I went out the door at about 5:15 am and ran 4 miles.  No need for the water bottle because it was under an hour and the weather was pretty cool.  Great start to the work week.

Oh happy Monday. Embrace the day because it’s going to happen, like it or not.

Chocolate with Francois:

The recipe was suppose to be posted on the 30th of October but it’s been a busy week so there were delays.  It’s here now and definitely recommended. This ranks as one of Francois’ easier recipes.


The pick was by Julie of Little Bit of Everything.  Julie posted the recipe HERE.


Francois describes these as “spongy cookies” and a “perfect complement to a hot cup of tea or coffee…”.   The final cookies should be light.  Francois further recommends they be eaten the same day.  Not sure why because we enjoyed ours for 3 days following.  They were perfect.


As you can see, I didn’t stick with just the mini Madeliene tins.  I also used mini tart tins for larger cookies.


The perfect cup of coffee with the perfect little cookie.



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  • At 2010.11.01 13:49, FOODESSA said:

    Joanne…it’s never too late to show off a great recipe for one of my favourite treats.
    Great timing too…I just bought my brand new madeleine pan!

    Have a great day and flavourful wishes,

    • At 2010.11.01 19:24, Joanne said:

      i love those little madeleine pans. i really need to use mine more often.

      • At 2010.11.01 14:33, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

        Such cute cookies!

        • At 2010.11.01 19:24, Joanne said:

          Thanks. 🙂

          • At 2010.11.01 15:19, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

            Those look amazing!

            • At 2010.11.01 19:24, Joanne said:

              They are just the right size – no guilt.

              • At 2010.11.01 17:31, Leslie said:

                These look perfect! I’m so glad they were a success (and that they were tasty after the first day!)

                • At 2010.11.01 19:25, Joanne said:

                  There was not way they were being condemned after day one. Too good.

                  • At 2010.11.01 19:06, claudia lamascolo said:

                    these are absolutely perfectly gorgeous!

                    • At 2010.11.01 19:25, Joanne said:

                      Thank you.

                      • At 2010.11.01 19:59, Heather said:

                        Madeleines are so cute! And the decorating on top is perfect! Can’t say I’ve ever had one before…… 🙁

                        • At 2010.11.01 20:48, Brian @ A Thought For Food said:

                          These cookies look lovely! And the pictures are gorgeous!

                          Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on the guest post I did for Monet’s wonderful site. So glad I met you through her!

                          • At 2010.11.02 00:28, Monet said:

                            Perfect indeed! Madeleines are one cookie I’ve yet to bake…I need to give them a try!

                            • At 2010.11.02 23:14, Julie said:

                              These look so beautiful. Love the chocolate drizzle on them. Very creative using the mini tarts for some of them. Thanks for baking along with me this month.

                              Looking forward to your choice this month!

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