I'm not even going to lie to you. I've had about five of these mini madeleines since setting out to write this post. I just can't help myself. Chocolate + chili is such a great combination. And I am obsessed with orange + chocolate. But I've already done that and I was sure that any citrus + chocolate would be good, so i made these and totally proved myself right. And.... now six of these chocolate chili madeleines with candied grapefruit are gone.
It's a good thing this recipe makes 100 mini madeleines. (Or maybe about 20 regular madeleines. To be honest, I'm not sure since I only have a mini madeleine pan.)
I seriously need some of this spiciness in my life. I mean, what is up with this weather? The water pipes in my kitchen all froze twice in one week. We've been putting an extra space heater in there to keep it warm, but it's obviously not enough. We are freaking out that the pipes would burst and with my luck lately, it just might.
Ugh, speaking of bad luck... guess who just got called in to jury duty?
If you could see me right now, you'd notice some big eye rolls, groans, and then my 7th madeleine stuffed into my face.
I'm all for doing my civic duty and all, but, ugh. I just don't wanna right now. If I could get someone to go in my place, I would, but I don't think I could ever make enough to convince someone to go along with that.
That was a total tangent right there. Let's stop talking about depressing stuff and get back to these chocolate chili madeleines and how they are just so amazing. They've got this deep chocolatiness that balances out the subtle spice from the chili flakes. Then there's the candied grapefruit that adds a sweet, citrusy bite that brings it all together. Seriously, I can't get enough.
Candied Grapefruit Peel
For the Candied Grapefruit Peel
For the Madeleines