red velvet madeleines and diy concrete platter

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

 i thought it would be fun to create some red velvet Madeleine's for valentines day.
i also made a concrete platter using a silicone tart mould from shown in the photo above it was really easy to make, i suggest using a silicone mould rather than a metal tin as you can peel it off more easily. i placed a circular pipe onto the tart mould then poured in concrete, once it was dry i removed it from the mould and removed the pipe and threaded string through the hole and that's all it took. it would also be great as a cheese board.
the Madeleine's are easy to make to, everything can be made in one bowl.

Makes approx 10 cakes
1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp  plain flour
5 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp butter melted
2 tsp cocoa
red food colouring
pinch salt
1 egg
2 tsp buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking powder
melt the butter, stir in gel food colouring while butters warm as it will break it down, in a bowl add the sugar, 1/4 cup flour, salt and cocoa and then pour in the butter and egg and stir then add the butter milk,
add the remaining 3 tbsp flour
cover with cling film and put in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
take the moulds andget them ready by brushing melted butter into them and sift over some flour, tap then to remove any excess flour and place them in the fridge to,
you can also get a Madeleine mould from my father got mine from France where he lives.
preheat the oven to 360f
spoon the cake batter into each cavity 3/4 full
bake for 8/10 minutes
sprinkle with icing sugar.


  1. Fantastic, I totally love the platter
    Lynn x

  2. This is such a great idea!!! I am so excited to try them! Your images are so beautiful as well!

  3. Beautiful! I love the platter idea! I might make it myself! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wonderful! How many does this make?

  5. Wonderful! How many does this make? Thanks

  6. The madeleines look yummi. And I like the idea of a concrete board but each time I saw concrete in a kitchen (for countertop or board or everything else) I'm always questionning about the vapor in the concrete? Is it toxic like the concrete we have in the basement of our house????

  7. This looks so yummy! I love your presentation! I might have to try making my own platter, thank you for the inspiration!

  8. I make red velvet cake and make madeleines but never thought of making red velvet madeleines! GREAT idea, looks great - love your pics. They ALWAYS make me want to be less lazy and get in that wonderful kitchen I have and bake......but then I go read another blog post and suddenly the hours slip quietly by.................sigh.....I really mean well................

  9. So lovely post! I really love your blog! ♡´・ᴗ・`♡
    Let’s follow each other! I hope we will keep in touch. ♡
    ✿ Rinako ✿

  10. I love your idea for the concrete platter!!!! With all the blogs out there now, it is rare to see something truly unique, but this definitely is. Your photography is always amazing and make me feel as though I'm right there with you in the kitchen!!! (Your madeleines looks delicious too!)

  11. Oh my holy graciousness! The pictures alone are amazing! These just look yummy!

  12. The madeleines look divine! And oh my goodness, the concrete platter really makes me swoon!


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