Pistachio and yoghurt madeleines, cinnamon syrup and pistachios Recipe

Deliciously light sponges , served on a plate and drizzled with syrup, nuts and yoghurt

  • Preparation
    10mins
  • Cooking time
    15mins
  • Rest time
    5mins
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Ingredients
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  • For the cake(s)
  • Self raising flour : 200 g
  • Ground almonds : 100 g
  • Caster sugar : 150 g
  • Baking powder : 1 Tsp
  • Sunflower oil : 150 ml
  • Whole egg(s) : 2 whole
  • Greek yogurt : 250 whole
  • Orange(s) : 1 whole
  • For the sauce
  • Orange juice : 150 ml
  • Caster sugar : 50 g
  • Cinnamon stick(s) : 1 whole
  • To serve
  • Chopped pistachio(s) : 30 g
  • Icing sugar : 25 g
  • Greek yogurt : 100 whole
Method
  • 1. FOR THE CAKES:

    Preheat the oven to 180'C.
    Zest the orange.
    Whisk together the caster sugar and the eggs.
    Stir in the sunflower oil, orange zest and ground almonds. Fold in the flour and the baking powder.
    Mix in the yogurt and transfer the mixture to a piping bag.

    Pipe the mixture into madeleine silicon moulds and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cakes are well risen and golden brown.
    Cool the cakes on a wire rack.

  • 2. FOR THE SAUCE:

    Bring the caster sugar, cinnamon stick and orange juice to the boil in a small sauce pan.

    Reduce until you have a syrup.

    Spread the remaining yogurt across the plate and pile up the madeleines.
    Drizzle with the syrup and sprinkle over the chopped nuts.


    Drizzle the cakes with the syrup and serve with a generous dollop of Greek yogurt, a dusting of icing sugar and some chopped pistachios.

Chef's tip

«Try making larger cakes or sprinkle with pomegranate seeds for more freshness. You can also substitute part or all of the sunflower oil with a fruity olive oil: this will impart a savoury richness to the cakes. »

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