Roquefort, Ham, and Walnut Madeleines
Madeleines—those tender, round-bellied French cakes—come in myriad flavors. Though the sweet variations are most common, savory madeleines are often served as part of the French apéro. You will need a madeleine tray, sold in many kitchen supply shops.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch of fleur (or other fine sea salt flakes)
- Freshly cracked pepper to taste
- 5 tablespoons fragrant extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons whole milk
- 2 ounces Roquefort, crumbled into small pieces
- 2 ounces walnuts, roughly chopped
- 2 ounces diced cooked (boiled) ham
- ► In a large bowl, whisk the flour, eggs, baking powder, salt (making sure to grind it finely between your fingers), pepper, olive oil, and milk until you have a smooth batter.
- ► Fold in the Roquefort, walnuts, and ham. Place the batter in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
- ► When ready to bake the madeleines, preheat the oven to 400°F and lightly brush a 12-hole madeleine tray with olive oil. Divide the batter between the holes and bake for 12 minutes until golden. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
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