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Leftover madeleines - can they be used?

edwardspk Nov 11, 2010 07:48 PM

I love the taste of a hot, crispy Madeleine straight out of the oven. But what to do with the uneaten ones? Is there some way to reheat them so they are crispy again? Or are they better left to other uses and, if so, what? Thanks.

  1. bushwickgirl Nov 11, 2010 09:41 PM

    Leftover madeleines, uneaten ones, what? Really? ;-)

    You can't get them to a crispy state again, but use them as you would any sweet cookie or cake crumbs, crusts, lining cake pans, as a base for an ice cream delight, layered like tiramisu or trifle, as other posters suggested. Or eat them wihile drinking tea, no real need for hot and crispy. Even the cooler ones give comfort.

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    1. re: bushwickgirl
      edwardspk Nov 12, 2010 07:03 AM

      I know! LOL

      Thanks for all the replies. Had hoped someone knew a secret for getting them to "re-crisp" (is that even a word?), but that doesn't appear to be possible. When I've stored them in an airtight container, they lose that crispy outside and take on more the softer texture of cake -- which is still good. Again, thanks.

    2. Jay F Nov 11, 2010 08:08 PM

      I'd use them in a trifle. Or just with some ice cream.

      1. ipsedixit Nov 11, 2010 07:59 PM

        They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days or frozen, well wrapped, for up to 1 month.

        Other uses ... Tiramisu base, or pounded and used as a pie crust (a la graham cracker), or as a trifle layer?

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