Recipe: Seasonal Canna-Caramel Orange Vanilla Madeleines
Madeleines - are they cakes or cookies? A breakfast food or a dessert? Is it pronounced Mad-eh-LYNN or Mad-ah-LINE? Why are they shaped like shells? These enigmatic little treats are as interesting as they are delicious, and our take on the beloved French teatime snack is made extra-special by a caramel glaze infused with our Summer Seasonal Orange Vanilla cannabis caramels (available at select retailers across Oregon for a limited time only), adding Limonene and Pinene terpenes for an energizing pick-me-up!
This recipe will make about 32 standard-size Madeleines with an approximate THC dose of 3mg each - so while most consumers will be able to comfortably enjoy 2-4 Madeleines or more, be sure to start slowly on consuming if you’re not sure of your most ideal THC dose, and wait about 2 hours before consuming more to check the strength of effects that you feel and make sure you’re comfortable.
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter, unsalted
zest of 1 blood orange (or standard orange)
1 tbsp juice of zested orange
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp poppy seeds
Caramel Coating Sauce
1/2 cup prepared caramel sauce
2 Periodic edibles Seasonal Orange Vanilla Cannabis Caramels
Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
Crack and beat the eggs slightly before adding the sugar, then beat the egg-sugar mixture with a large balloon whisk thoroughly and constantly for 4-5 minutes - the mixture will gain volume and become pale in color as air is incorporated. This is the hardest part of the whole recipe! Switch arms frequently or have an assistant help you with this step so your arms don’t wear out :)
Zest the blood orange into the wet mixture, and add the orange juice, vanilla extract, and poppy seeds. Mix lightly to combine before sifting in the dry ingredients. Mix the batter as little as possible from this point forward.
Set the batter mix aside and melt the butter over low heat until just melted. Remove butter from heat and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour the butter into the batter mixture, pouring it down the side of the bowl to cool even further, in about 3 small additions. Whisk minimally after each addition, just until butter is incorporated.
Allow the batter to set in the fridge for at least 2 hours, and ideally overnight. Batter can be made up to 24 hours in advance and stored in the fridge.
When your batter is ready (it will be very aerated and have a fluffy look to it on scooping), pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and thoroughly grease a madeleine pan with room temperature butter to help your Madeleines release from the pan easily after baking.
Using a teaspoon, spoon very small portions of batter (level teaspoon scoops, not heaping scoops!) into each cake mold - it will look like too little batter for the space provided, but trust us, these cakes puff up fantastically! Overfilling your molds will result in bubbled-over batter and cakes that do not form the iconic “bump” on top - the feature that the French use to define a quality Madeleine. So less is definitely more here!
Bake your cakes for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are nicely browned all the way around and a tall bump has formed in the center of each cake. Free the cakes from the pan and allow them to cool, shell-side down, on a wire rack while you prepare the caramel coating sauce.
Over a gentle double-boiler, melt the Periodic edibles Seasonal cannabis caramels completely. Once melted, add the non-cannabis caramel sauce and whisk thoroughly to evenly distribute the active compounds from the Periodic caramels throughout the entire sauce. Remove from the double-boiler and allow to cool slightly.
Working quickly, dip the shell-patterned side of each Madeleine into the caramel sauce and gently tip back and forth to get a light coating across the surface - the caramel will spread as it sets, so there’s no need to coat the madeleines completely. Place each dipped Madeleine onto a wire rack over a clean cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, caramel side up, to catch any drips - these will solidify into caramel globs that can be scrapped up and snacked on by the chef :) For best results, serve the prepared Madeleines immediately once the caramel coating has set and no longer drips.
And you’re done! Enjoy your edibles responsibly, and be sure to store your leftovers in an airtight container clearly marked with *CONTAINS THC* to avoid accidental consumption incidents.