Discover the secret to making BLENDER Low-Carb Flourless Orange Madeleines - perfect for a healthy sugar-free party.
Keep reading to see how to make these delicious and light madeleines in four easy steps!
What are Madeleines?
Madeleines are small cakes that originated in France in the 18th century. They are pretty small sponge cakes.
And aside from the pretty shell-shaped pan, no special equipment is required. Your old blender that is sitting in your kitchen cupboard right now will do the trick ... read on.
Madeleines may look like cookies, but the texture is much more in line with cake than a dense cookie. Think of madeleines as small shell-shaped cupcakes without the wrapper.
These madeleines are going to be mixed completely in a food processor or blender. Not only does this make the whole process easier, but it also makes the texture smoother.
How to make blender flourless Madeleines
To begin, cut an orange into quarters and remove the seeds. Then toss the orange quarters into the food processor and blitz the oranges until they are a puree. Similar to a smooth marmalade.
The orange gives your flourless madeleines some natural sweetness and excellent flavour.
Next, add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and pulse it until the batter is smooth. Since it is made with almond meal the batter won't be completely smooth like it would be with bleached wheat flour, but there should be no clumps.
How to bake Madeleines
Now that your batter is made you will want to pour the batter into your Madeleines baking tray. To bake the cakes preheat your oven to 180C/350F and then bake the madeleines for 15-20 minutes.
Be sure to check that they are done by poking the centre of one of the cakes with a fork or skewer to see if it comes out clean.
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I was able to make 24 madeleines with this recipe, but you can easily cut this recipe in half if you need to. How many flourless madeleines you make, will depend entirely on the size of your Madeleine tray.
Flourless orange madeleines can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days or frozen for up to 6 months.
If you choose to freeze the madeleines be sure to store them in an airtight freezer-safe container to prevent freezer burn.
The madeleines can be defrosted on the counters at room temperature, and since they are small they do not take long to thaw.
Low-Carb Flourless Orange Madeleines
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- Place the orange quarters (make sure to remove and seeds) in the food processor and using the blade attachment, blitz until almost pureed. It is nice to see small pieces of orange peel in the final baking mix.
- Add all the other ingredients. Pulse until smooth.
- Divide into 24 Madeleines baking tray.
- Bake at 180C/350F for 15-20 minutes. Test the centre with a clean fork or skewer to ensure they are cooked thoroughly.
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