Madeleines are one of the desserts that look just as good as they taste. Being known for their soft cake like texture, they originally hail from France and are notorious for their shell-shaped exterior. Traditional recipes call for ground nuts, almonds or even variations of lemon zest for a pronounced lemony taste. However, like most of the things we get our hands on, there are always modern twists on classic favorites. Which is why these Chocolate Madeleines are to die for!
The name rolls right off the tongue, no? When I saw this picture over at Slashfood, I immediately got wet…in the mouth. Cheese-filled tortellini, pears, Taleggio cheese, mint leaves and lemon zest make up this beautiful concotion. I’ve yet to taste it, but the pictures doing enough damage for me as it is. I’m officially craving this!