The lime perks up the matcha green tea (which can be a little vegetal) and tamps down the white chocolate (which can be supersweet). In fact, it wasn’t until I added the lime that I was sure that these would make it into this collection.
I was interested to try these, because, as regular readers will know, I’ve been experimenting with madeleines lately – these lemon-glazed ones and these chocolate ones. Both of them introduce a couple of ingredients into the basic batter which you wouldn’t think would make much difference in terms of technique and baking times etc… but in both cases, I went through MANY iterations to get these recipes right (not too fussy, getting the signature hump…). I can’t imagine how much experimenting Dorie did with these which introduce not only matcha and lime zest but also white chocolate to the mix.
The batter, because of the chocolate, is a bit stickier than I’m used to, as is evidenced in my first round of these…
Yup, my trusty madeleine pan (affiliate link but it’s the one I use) struggled with these. Not only was there no hump but they stuck so badly. And no, I don’t own a mini madeleine pan because that’s a bit of a one-trick pony. Madeleine pans are one of the few “one recipe” pans I own but I don’t need mini sized ones as well.
Next round, I buttered and floured the pan and froze it until I put the batter in just before I baked them (the batter rested in the fridge for an hour per the recipe). I used a small cookie scoop (again, affiliate but it’s what I use!) to portion the batter – this time around I made 1/2 the recipe and it made 8 regular sized madeleines (the original recipe says it makes 36 mini-sized madeleines). This technique worked better for me.
I didn’t get the hump either time with these, though some in the group did..
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Matcha-White Chocolate Mini Mads on p 319 of Dorie’s Cookies!
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