Chocolate madeleines

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  1. 15 min.Chocolate madeleines : Photo of step #1
    Melt 200 g butter over medium heat, remove froth which forms and discard.
  2. 1 min.Chocolate madeleines : Photo of step #2
    After a few minutes, when butter stops boiling and gives off the smell of hazelnuts, remove from heat and pour into a bowl to stop cooking.
  3. 5 min.Chocolate madeleines : Photo of step #3
    Melt 150 g chocolate broken in pieces in a bain-marie then leave to cool.
  4. 1 min.Chocolate madeleines : Photo of step #4
    Sieve together 200 g icing sugar and 80 g flour.
  5. 2 min.Chocolate madeleines : Photo of step #5
    Add 80 g ground almonds and mix.
  6. 2 min.Chocolate madeleines : Photo of step #6
    Beat 6 egg whites about one minute, just until they become slightly frothy, not like for meringue.
  7. 5 min.Chocolate madeleines : Photo of step #7
    Add the mix of flour, sugar and almonds to the beaten egg-whites, beat again to mix.

    Add the melted butter and beat again to mix thoroughly.
  8. 30 min.Chocolate madeleines : Photo of step #8
    Add melted chocolate, 1 tablespoon honey, and beat again to mix thoroughly.

    Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes.
  9. 10 min.Chocolate madeleines : Photo of step #9
    Pour mixture into moulds, using a forcing bag (easier) or a tablespoon, then put back in fridge for 30 minutes.
  10. 20 min.Chocolate madeleines : Photo of step #10
    Preheat oven to 150°C ou 302°F and cook for about 20 minutes.

    Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve at room temperature (not too warm).

Source:

From Joël Robuchon.

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