Baking honey madeleines with chocolate sauce

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Friday, I went over some friend’s house for dinner (after the gym), so Thursday night I attempted to bake french madeleines from Martha’ Stewarts recipe you can find here.  I also made a chocolate dipping sauce created and found on White On Rice Couple blog.

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Halfway through making the recipe, I realized the first time I made these I had actually used the recipe from White on Rice Couple‘s blog, not the Martha Stewart one. I’m pretty sure I liked that one better, because it seemed lighter (likely from the addition of baking soda in particular).

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Still, Martha Stewart’s recipe is very easy to make. Which ended up being good (I think), because I burned the first batch slightly. I used two different pans for baking, an older one my mother had, and a newer one I bought when making it the first time. Ironically, by the time I finished making two batches, the ones in the new pan ended up both burning on the outside. The ones baked in the older pan did not.

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The chocolate sauce was so delicious, and also easy to make. Completely bad for you, of course–but oh, so worth it! I neglected to take many after pictures of the cookies and sauce, however.

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We paired the madeleines with wine from Club W–a wine subscription service–Alchymist. Club W describes the wine, stating:

“Plush and juicy with sweet flavors of candy-coated fruit, it’s smooth strawberry taste and rich body make it amazing as a glass on its own or paired with chocolate. Chocolate and wine? Sounds like baby making music to us.”

And from that I had decided on madeleines to pair it, given the chocolate suggestion. Though what wouldn’t taste good with chocolate, I’m not completely sure of. Seems impossible.

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