A childhood friend and his father visited us this weekend, and I wanted to make a special dish for them, so I played around with a few recipes. And I came up with (Dairy-Free) Brownie Madeleines! Shell-shaped brownies that puff up splendidly and look extra good if you sprinkle them with icing sugar.
As it happens, I wasn’t able to make the recipe for my friend as the baby decided to have a growth spurt and wanted to eat and be with mummy all the time, so their loss is my waistline’s gain, as I made the recipe the day after they left. You can make the recipe too – it’s delish! While I use a madeleine tray that I borrowed from my mother (I live in a condo. I don’t have room to buy and store All The Baking Things.), you could easily use a well-greased muffin tray to make two-bite brownies instead of madeleines. Actually, that’s a great idea – someone do that and then let us know in the comments how it was!
Want to make the Brownie Madeleines yourself? Let’s!
Dairy-Free Brownie Madeleines
These cookies are more like a brookie: a brownie-cookie mashup! But they’re 100% delicious!
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1/3 c. cocoa (plus 1 tbsp.)
- 1 tsp. instant coffee
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 egg
- pinch salt
- 1/3 c. soft plant-based margarine
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. sugar
Mix all ingredients together.
Spoon into a well-greased madeleine pan, and bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 minutes or until the top of the brownie madeleines are springy.
Let cool, sprinkle with icing sugar if you desire, and eat!
I used plant-based margarine in the recipe (a soft version) to make these dairy-free, but you could use melted butter if that’s all you have. And I used 1 tsp. of instant coffee powder to add a richness to the chocolatey taste, but I’ve also made them with 2 tsp. of regular coffee and they’re just as good.
Interested in some other variations? Why not dip them in melted white or dark chocolate? Or perhaps drizzle them with a little icing sugar icing? Mmm…want!
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