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Posted 10/16/09 by mainline madelyn
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Isn't a madeleine a cookie (soft and shell shaped)  ???  I think the Daily trivia has it as a cake (one of my strikes today, hee hee)  Cheers, Madelyn

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Oct. 16, 2009 02:45 pm
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craig dishes...

I did some digging and looks like cake is correct.

According to Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry: mad·e·leine
Function: noun
Etymology: French, perhaps from Madeleine Paumier, 19th century French pastry cook
Date: 1845
1 : a small rich shell-shaped cake
2 : one that evokes a memory

and Joy of Baking says:

Madeleines were made famous by Marcel Proust in his novel 'Remembrance of Things Past' in which he wrote: "She sent out for one of those short, plump little cakes called 'petites madeleines', which look as though they had been moulded in the fluted scallop of a pilgrim's shell....... An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses....".



Oct. 16, 2009 01:11 pm
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mainline madelyn dishes...

Oh, now I get it....cookie size, cake texture!! Thanks for the clarification.