When I entertain on warm summer evenings, I want to serve something light and fun as guests arrive. These savory herb madeleines are so easy to make and are the perfect cocktail or pre-dinner little bite. I serve them with Offbeat Gourmet’s “Spiced Tomato” as a dipping sauce. Read more about Offbeat Gourmet below.
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup finely minced chives, rosemary or combination
Offbeat Gourmet Spiced Tomato sauce
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. In a blender or food processor, pulse together the flour, baking powder, salt, egg and yogurt until combined. Add the Parmesan cheese and herbs and pulse to blend thoroughly. Batter will be runny.
Spoon the batter into a 24 mini-madeleine mold. Bake in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes or until tops are very lightly brown.
Remove from oven and allow madeleines to cool in their pan for 10 minutes. Invert on a rack and allow to cool completely.
I first met Scott Duncan, owner of Offbeat Gourmet at the Doylestown Farmers’ Market when he was working for another small food purveyor. It was a pleasant surprise to see Scott at the Ottsville Farmers’ Market and to learn that he and his partner Allison had started their own gourmet sauce, spread and rub business.
Offbeat Gourmet’s savory and sweet sauces and spreads contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The ingredients are sourced from local purveyors whenever possible, a concept near and drear to my heart. In addition to the Spiced Tomato sauce, Offbeat Gourmet offers seasonal sauces and spreads such as Blackberry Sage & Lime, Raspberry and Rose Hips, Strawberry Grill Sauce and a delicious Blueberry Bourbon sauce featuring the season’s sweetest berries. The products are great to have on hand in the pantry to dress up a simple meal and they make excellent hostess gifts. Offbeat Gourmet sells its products at farmers’ markets, retail stores such as The Tubby Olive and on their website.