"Autumn had come, giving not a damn for the inconvenience it caused"- these words by Andrey Kurkov say it all...
The short days have come bringing the chill with it. Beautiful Indian summer is over and rainy, grey time had taken over :(
To fight cold weather blues I made these...
Purple madeleines with a hint of lavender.
As a base I used Dorie Greenspan's recipe for madeleines. After all if you learn, learn from the best!
However I was making violet madeleines, so I infused the butter with little bit of dried lavender and for the colour I used a few drops of coloring. I didn't want to have just one plain colour. So I added tiny drop of colouring when the dough was already in the madeleine pan and then swirled it using wooden stick. Like this I got pretty purple swirls.
I'm really happy with the result. I got nice fluffy madeleines with hint of lavender which reminded me of summer and quite quirky look :) Together with nice cup of tea made be forget the weather outside - so definitely reccomended.
And how do you like my madeleines?What is your way to beat autumn blues? I'd love to hear from you!