Butterscotch Madeleines and a New Hand Mixer

How often do you replace kitchen appliances?? In the Eugenio household, we tend to buy new gadgets but use the old ones until they stop working. A great example is our hand mixer. My mum bought our hand mixer back in 1988. It was one of the first things she bought when we moved into our house.

Thanks to Kitchenware Direct, I had an opportunity to review one of their new products. I chose the Red Kitchenaid Hand Mixer.  It was time for the old mixer to retire and for the new one to make it’s debut. What better way than with these simple Butterscotch Madeleines from Bill Granger’s book Bill’s Basics.

Butterscotch Madeleines


100 grams unsalted butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 eggs
60 grams caster sugar
75 grams plain flour sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
icing sugar for dusting


1. Pre-heat the over to 170C. Grease a madeleine tray and dust with flour, shaking of the excess.

2. Melt the butter in a small pan. Remove from the heat, stir in the syrup and leave to cool.

3. Using a hand mixer, whisk the eggs, sugar and a pinch of salt, until pale and fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder and syrup mixture. Fold everything together until well combined.

4. Spoon the mixture into the madeleine tray and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and dust with icing sugar before serving.

The Madeleines are delicious on it's own or served with lightly whipped cream . They are also a fantastic idea for a homemade Christmas present. The recipe makes close to 20 madeleines.

The Kitchenaid Mixer is a delight to use. It has 7 speeds and the attachments are extremely easy to clean. Although stand mixers are all the rage, this hand mixer is ideal for people who don't have the room for a massive stand mixer. If you are looking for an affordable and attractive looking hand mixer, then the Artisan mixer is perfect.

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Phuoc'n Delicious (December 19, 2011)  

Oooooo pretty! Gotta love red kitchen appliances. I saw this hand mixer the other day and went crazy over it; bf thought I was weird.. lol

I LOVE your mini cake stand, it's so cute! I better start making madeleines, I've bought 2 trays at least 2 years ago and haven't used still!

Anonymous –  (December 20, 2011)  

Little bit loving the photography Eugo - you're making me want to get one and as you know, I don't even bake! Amazing - can you make me some? Lara xx

Tina @ bitemeshowme (December 20, 2011)  

OH hello sexy red hand mixer. I'm such a sucker for red appliances! lol

Bel | Ooh Look (December 20, 2011)  

You have the BEST kitchen tools and props! This recipe looks simple and delicious, too.

chocolatesuze (December 20, 2011)  

SHINY! love the red! and your madeleines look perfect

wok with ray (December 21, 2011)  

Do you mean that hand mixer is actually old but new? Amazing! And the Madeleines look amazing too!

Joy (December 23, 2011)  

The mixer is so cool. So red and shiny :). The madelines look great.

Let Me Eat Cake (January 03, 2012)  

butterscotch madeleines sounds so amazing! I'm so excited about this recipe I'm baking it first thing in the morning, I can't wait to enjoy these!

shez (January 10, 2012)  

We're the same! Terrific at buying new things but terrible at letting go of the old until they're actually unusable anymore. We had a microwave for a while that was older than I was :)

Love the madelines (and that stand! Whoosh!)

Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse) (January 15, 2012)  

A belated happy New Year to you, Kath! Love the shiny, red mixer but - hey - I like most anything shiny and red haha.

girlmeetssugar (January 16, 2012)  

Your madeleines are so dainty and beautiful, and so is your website might I add :)

Keep up the good work!

Lucy (January 31, 2012)  

The madeleines look beautiful - I love your little cake stand and dome. The butterscotch flavour sounds gorgeous :)

Katherine (June 13, 2012)  

Those madeleines look wonderful. :) I love them whenever I want something buttery and sweet.

My friend finds the recipe a little plain though, so she adds a small mound of icing. I think the recipe is light and yummy. :p Would love to make those in Christmas too, wherein you dip the madeleines in melted white chocolate and add colourful sprinkles.

Btw, love the colour of the Kitchenaid mixer. It's gorgeous! In our family, we take really good care of the old kitchen tools, but I'm also constantly on the look out for other equipments that will be of big help in the kitchen. :D

Rose (July 29, 2012)  

Whenefer i mak madeleines they turn out tasty but like dry biscuits but I tried your recipe and they turned out fantastic this time! thank you!

thecasualfoodblogger (October 12, 2012)  

Such a cute page! I like it!

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