Tuesdays with Dorie: Matcha-White Chocolate Mini Mads from Dorie’s Cookies

Matcha white chocolate madeleines dusted with icing sugar on a black tray.This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is a take on madeleines (so, not really a cookie…..) with matcha (green tea) powder, white chocolate and lime zest. Dorie says:

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…

Madeleines sticking to the pan.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.

Matcha white chocolate madeleines on a black tray.They didn’t stick (although they required a bit of prodding to release from the pans) and they coloured up nicely. I baked them for 10 minutes.

Interior of Matcha white chocolate madeleines on a black tray.Here you can see they didn’t rise very high and you can’t see the lime. This is because I didn’t have any lime left after the first batch but I couldn’t really taste it in the first round. Hmmm…

I didn’t get the hump either time with these, though some in the group did..

Matcha white chocolate madeleines dusted with icing sugar on a black tray.Would I make them again? Probably not. I’m a bit boring when it comes to madeleines – plain, lemon, chocolate would be my choices here. But maybe I’m just not good at making different flavoured ones?


Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Matcha-White Chocolate Mini Mads on p 319 of Dorie’s Cookies!

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5 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Matcha-White Chocolate Mini Mads from Dorie’s Cookies”

  1. That’s a bummer that they stuck. I definitely found this batter to be very thick compared with other madeleine batters. I made these expecting to find them so so, but I really liked them. Surprising!

  2. Well I came home and these were more or less just out of the oven, so I scooped one up. I really enjoyed them!

    Sure, traditional is always the way…but a nice change. Also, more suited to nibble on with my glass of old-vines Pais from Chile, as I was headed into an online winemaker discussion with Bodega Bouchon. 😉

  3. We had similar experiences with these mads. I did not get a hump either, I had to prod them out of the pan, I didn’t taste the white chocolate. Well there you go. Mads are not my family’s favorite so I probably wouldn’t make them again.


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