Madeleines flavoured with ginger, orange and spices put a festive twist on this French classic.
Makes 12-16 madeleines.
100g plain flour
100g melted butter
100g soft brown sugar
2 free range eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 orange, zested
1 tsp mixed spice
½ tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp oil
Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
Whisk the sugar, orange zest and eggs together until they forms a fluffy and light in colour mixture.
Pour in the melted butter and mix.
Sieve the flour, mixed spice, ginger and baking powder together. Add this mixture a quarter at a time to the wet mixture and fold in.
Grease the madeleine tin with the oil.
Pour one tablespoon of the mixture into each madeleine mould.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
Allow to cool then turn onto a cooling rack to cool completely.