Served with a glass of milk or a strong cup of coffee, these rich chocolate mocha madeleines are delightful and will make you feel quite French after one nibble.
I’ve started learning french again. It’s a language that I more often than not resolve to become fluent in. As is the case with most matters in my life, I become deeply and utterly consumed.
I become engulfed in the process of learning. Of language. Of skill. I try to learn every grammatical nuance, every idiom, and every tense possible. And usually within a concentrated period of time. Slightly impatient, maybe. Passionate, perpetually. Driven to succeed, definitely. Perhaps that’s why my interest does soon fade – becoming all-consumed by a future ideal can be tiring.
At the present moment, I can differentiate between my mange and bois, my froid and chaude, my chats and chiennes. I can also tell you how many croissants I want to order, which is probably the most important french nuance of them all.
I made these Mocha Madeleines last week, when I was feeling more French than usual. I toyed with the recipe a few times before I was content, and having made two batches since – I can say that each time, the madeleines have come out a flavour-filled success.
These chocolate mocha madeleines are delicious, moorish. They are deeply flavoured with dark chocolate and spiked with a slightly bitter but rich espresso taste. The madeleines are also drizzled in an espresso chocolate sauce, which unites and compliments all the flavours in the little cakes completely. Served with a tall glass of cold milk or dunked in a strong-but-milky cup of coffee, perfect.
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thalia is a law student by day, blogger at butter and brioche by night and all around francophile. In her free time you’ll find her spending hours on end in her kitchen, testing recipes, baking decadent treats, exploring cookbooks and getting lost in the digital world.