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Sweet Potato Madeleines with Chocolate-Orange Ganache

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Serves 16 | Prep Time 13 minutes | Cook Time 10 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

I'm always trying to find new ways to use sweet potatoes. Let's get fancy and use them in a nice French tea cake. What do you think? Would Proust approve?

Ingredients You'll Need

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup mashed, cooled sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 tablespoon orange zest


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.; grease a Madeleine pan with butter or spray with cooking spray.

Whisk together the cake flour and the baking powder; set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until thick and golden, about 3 minutes. Add the sugar and the butter and continue to beat for another 2 minutes. Beat in the salt, nutmeg, orange zest and vanilla. Carefully fold in the flour/baking powder mixture, and stir until incorporated.

Fill each portion of the Madeleine pan about 3/4 full. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool completely on a wire rack.

When cooled, dip into warm Chocolate-Orange Ganache. Place on waxed paper and chill to set chocolate.

For the ganache, place the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Heat the cream, butter, and orange zest in a small saucepan until almost boiling. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

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