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Cherry Blossom Madeleines

Madeleine is a traditional sweet petite cake from France that most people think of more as a cookie. They are very small shell-shaped sponge cakes baked in pans with shell-shaped molds. Common recipe includes lemon zest and some people prefer them simple, classic and straightforward…but since it is SPRING here in Japan (which means everyone celebrates the beautiful 桜 Sakura Season), it is of course the best time for les pâtissiers to celebrate making delicious spring-inspired sweets as well. OK, let’s give these French petite cakes a little Japanese twist! Hehe. (^_^)v Ingredients (18 madeleines) Flour 140g Baking Powder 4g Cherry Blossom Flakes / Powder 2 tsp Sugar 120g Egg 2 Milk 40g Butter 140g Cherry Blossom Essence 6 drops Pickled Cherry Blossom Flowers 18 pcs Cherry Blossom Honey Syrup (glaze) Powdered Sugar (dust) Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. 2. Prepare the cherry blossom or sakura flowers. Soak the pickled sakura flowers in water for a few minutes to remove the salt. Dry them well with a paper towel. Set aside. 3. Melt the butter. Place a bowl of butter over a …