Easy & Delicious Lemon Coconut Madeleines, dipped in White Chocolate & Coconut for extra appeal! These pretty treats will delight your party guests!
Earlier this week, my darling munchkin turned the big Five! Five, you guys!! She is such a big girl now, off to school this summer! Give me a minute while I go dry my eyes…
She woke up to find balloons all over her room (we sneaked them in after she had gone to sleep the previous night!). After her favorite breakfast (blueberry pancakes floating in maple syrup), we went out to enjoy the glorious sunshine.
We went to this little alley in Copenhagen which is lined with Cherry trees and for a girly girl like the munchkin, it was a pink fairyland with the cherry blossoms in nearly full bloom.
She was happy, excited and ran around squealing with joy, oblivious to everyone and determined to enjoy herself! Isn’t that the best kind of day for a little one?
Then we came back home to get ready for a small celebration at her børnehave (kindergarten). The day before, the munchkin and I made a big batch of these delish Lemon Coconut Madeleines, enough for her børnehave class and the childcare team.
I skipped making the usual birthday cake this time, as we were not having a party at home. I will make one later this year when we have a ‘Off to School’ party for her (gotta start planning!!).
These madeleines are light and beautifully citrus-scented with lots of lemon zest in the batter and then they are dipped in white chocolate and coconut, making them look quite adorable and inviting to kids. The munchkin was quite happy with the result!
We had a sweet celebration at the børnehave with lots of songs, flags and all the kids wishing the munchkin! We had brought along lots of fruits along with these madeleines. And they all disappeared quite quickly when placed in front of hungry 3-6 year olds.
There were lots of oohs and aahs from the kids when they saw these pretty madeleines and I heard lots of ‘dejligt’ and ‘lækkert’… (delightful, delicious)! Out of the mouths of babes 😀
If you like madeleines, I have quite a few madeleine recipes on the blog. Remember, if you don’t have a madeleine pan, you can quite easily make these in a muffin pan! Try these Classic Vanilla Madeleines with beurre noisette (browned butter). So delicious!
Or these luscious moist Chocolate Madeleines, drizzled with white chocolate to up the deliciousness!
How about some of these Elderflower Madeleines, a summery treat with the fabulous aroma of elderflowers infused through and through!
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- 4 Eggs
- ¾ cup Sugar
- Seeds from 1 Vanilla pod or ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 115 grams Butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 cup All-purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 tablespoon Lemon zest, finely grated
- 100 grams White Chocolate
- 50 grams shredded Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Lightly grease and flour 24 madeleine moulds.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla.
- With an electric mixer set on high speed, cream the mixture until pale and fluffy, about 10 minutes.
- Sift the flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl.
- Add the lemon zest and half of the flour mixture to the egg mixture and beat on medium speed until incorporated.
- Add the remaining flour and beat again until incorporated.
- Add the melted butter in a steady stream to the batter and continue beating until well blended.
- Let the batter stand for 10 minutes.
- Spoon the batter into the madeleine moulds so that they are two thirds full.
- Bake until lightly golden, 18 to 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and using a thin knife, pop them out of the pans onto a wire rack.
- Cool the madeleines.
- Melt the white chocolate.
- Spread the dessicated shredded coconut on a plate.
- Dip about ¼ of each madeleine into the melted white chocolate and then lightly press each side into the coconut.
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and allow the madeleines to sit until the chocolate sets.
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Sharing these delights at Angie’s Fiesta Friday with this week’s co-hosts Julie @ Hostess At Heart and Ashley @ Too Zesty, at Throwback Thursday and at Saucy Saturdays with Dini, Jennifer,Swayam and Christine.