Tuesday, November 8, 2011

TWD Double Up - Depths of Fall Butternut Squash Pie and Mini Madeleines



It's double trouble on Tuesdays with Dorie this week.  Our two recipes are Depths of Fall Butternut Squash Pie (pictured at the top if this post) and Mini Madeleines.

I have been away all weekend, so ran out of time to make the pie, chosen by Valerie of Une Gamine Dans Cuisine.  However, I have made it once before, and you can read all about it here. It is absolutely gorgeous, just the kind of pie I like, and I highly recommend that you try it.

The Mini Madeleines became maxi madeleines for me, as I don't have a mini madeleine pan:


This recipe was chosen by Di of Di's Kitchen Notebook. I think that these are the best madeleines that I have ever made.  The shapes are rather shell-like, despite baking slightly outside the moulds, and they have terrific humps:




The madeleines were also light and fluffy, and just devine while still warm out of the oven.  Perhaps these madeleines have persuaded me to give them another go ...

Valerie and Di respectively will publish the recipe, or you can obtain it for yourself from Dorie's wonderful book, Baking- From My Home to Yours.  Thanks to our hosts this week.  To see how everyone else went with these recipes, visit  the LYL section of the TWD website. 

14 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Wow best madeleines ever? They sound amazingly good! :)

Johanna GGG said...

that pie looks gorgeous but I did a double take wondering if it was sweet or savoury and your madelaines look so pretty though I still have never tasted one to really get a sense of how they taste - one day!

yummychunklet said...

Your pie and Madeleines look great!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Johanna, it is definitely sweet.

Di said...

I love this madeleine recipe, too. Like you said, so good while still warm from the oven. The mini ones are a little too easy to pop into your mouth one after another... =)

Valerie said...

If the Madeleines are as great as you say (and they look), I'll have to try this recipe very soon!

Your squash pie looks luscious! Thanks for baking with me this week. :)

Kayte said...

Somehow I just knew you would be taking on both recipes each week...you are such a great participant! I am thinking of doing the mads today as I do have a pan so no real excuse not to as we love them...can't wait to see what you come up with next week. I love to read how people adjust things to fit their lives.

alvarosa said...

You are absolutely right about the pie-filling - and your Madeleines look amazing!

Clivia said...

I'm going to try to make the madeleines this week they look beautiful, as does your pie.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

perfect madeleine bumps! and good thinking to have made that pie some time ago...it was so good, i shouldn't have waited so long myself!

Jacque said...

Double kudos to you for making both! They both look fantastic.

margot said...

Your madeleines turned out lovely. I think these are the best madeleines I've made. Good timing that you'd made the pie before. I didn't get a chance to - hopefully someday.

Julia @Mélanger said...

What perfect madeleines!!!

Elaine said...

You madeleines have super humps - fabulous! That Depths of Fall Butternut Squash Pie looks so good. I am going over to check out the recipe.