Colder weather is the perfect time to break out your mixing bowls, baking pans, and whisks. There’s nothing like the aroma of something baking to make your home feel warm and welcoming, even on the chilliest winter day.
As much as we enjoyed indulging in all the sweet confections on hand during the holiday season, now that January’s here, we’re in the mood for a baked treat that’s a little less sweet.
These madeleines are the perfect way to bring together the sweet and savory sides of fall baking. They have a gorgeous, tender crumb, a lovely herbal tartness from the sumac powder, and a tickle of heat from cayenne pepper that’s sprinkled on them before they go into the oven.
They’ll take you less than half an hour to make, so you can enjoy them as an impromptu snack with an apéro, or bake up a batch to have with a hearty cold weather soup. We also like to nibble on these alongside a steaming mug of tea or fresh cup of coffee.
However you enjoy them, we know that they’ll become a favorite during the brisk winter days ahead.