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Homemade Lemon Magdalenas: A Treat for Coffee

Homemade Lemon Magdalenas: A Treat for Coffee

Savor the simple pleasures of life with these delicious homemade lemon muffins. These Spanish-style muffins are moist, airy, and infused with a fresh lemon zest that perfectly complements your morning or afternoon coffee. The process of making these treats is as rewarding as eating them: each bite is a testament to the joy of baking and the comfort of home-cooked goodness.

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Why you'll love this recipe:Lemon Madeleines are the perfect balance of citrus freshness and cakey sweetness, made even more tempting by their golden, sugar-dusted topping. The combination of melted butter and a hint of oil gives these muffins a moist, tender crumb that’s irresistible. Plus, they’re simple to make, requiring just a few simple steps for bakery-quality results.

Perfect opportunity:These madeleines are perfect for a leisurely breakfast, a sweet mid-afternoon snack or as part of a brunch. They are also great to pack in lunch boxes or serve at informal gatherings where you want a light, sweet treat that isn't too indulgent.

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Decorating Tips:For a perfect finish, sprinkle a little granulated sugar on each magdalena before baking to create a slightly crispy and glistening crust. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also add a thin slice of lemon on top for added originality and flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 80 g sugar
  • The zest of a small lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 small lemon
  • 50 g melted butter, cooled to room temperature
  • 40 ml of sunflower or mild olive oil
  • 30 ml of milk, at room temperature
  • 100 g all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 6 g baking powder

Instructions:

1. Prepare the dough:

  • In a bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until the mixture doubles in volume and becomes pale and frothy.
  • While continuing to beat, slowly pour in the oil, then the milk, lemon juice, lemon zest and melted butter, making sure each ingredient is well incorporated.
  • Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and gently fold into the wet mixture until well combined, being careful not to overmix.

2. Cool the dough:

  • Divide the batter evenly among six muffin cups. replaces the word nice with empty get the perfect texture, a tip is to let the filled cups chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or even overnight, which allows the madeleines to rise nicely once baked.

3. Bake the Madeleines:

  • Preheat your oven to 210°C (410°F).
  • Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and sprinkle a little sugar in the center of each magdalena just before baking.
  • Bake at 210°C for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 200°C (392°F) and bake for a further 5 to 6 minutes, or until well risen and golden brown.
  • Let the Madeleines cool on a rack.

Appreciate These exquisite homemade lemon muffins are perfect to accompany your favorite coffee or tea. Whether you're starting your day or taking a well-deserved break, these muffins offer a burst of lemony sweetness that pairs wonderfully with any beverage, making every moment a little sweeter.

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