CORNBREAD MADELEINES – not exactly Proust’s recipe

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Hi there,

When Dom and I were younger, we took a trip to New Orleans during Mardi Gras. We were captivated by the beauty of New Orleans and held hostage by the food. Upon our return, the Commander’s Palace Cookbook became my bible for a long period of time. As good luck would have it, a wonderful restaurant opened on South Street in Philadelphia, called Cafe Nola. One of the items on their menu was the most delicious cornbread with jalapeño.

I have never found another slice of cornbread that was as delicious. But, the other day on a whim I ordered a Madeleine pan and decided to make Cornbread Madeleines. After the first bite, just like Proust, I was transported back to Cafe Nola. These little beauties are going to grace our table this Thanksgiving.

The sight of the little madeleine had recalled nothing to my mind until I tasted it….” Marcel Proust

CORNBREAD MADELEINES WITH JALAPENO

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix
  • 1 tablespoon of minced fresh rosemary
  • 4 ounces of diced pancetta
  • 3/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup of half and half
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Jalapeno minced

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine all the dry ingredients
  • Add to the dry ingredients the wet ingredients
  • Combine by hand until just blended
  • Spoon into madeleine molds, filling them almost to the top
  • Bake 15 minutes, (check after 10 minutes time)
  • Let cool and remove from pans

Enjoy!

29 responses to “CORNBREAD MADELEINES – not exactly Proust’s recipe”

  1. Darlene – British Columbia, Canada – Writer of children's stories, short stories and travel articles. https://twitter.com/#!/supermegawoman http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=201634059868404&id=631897250&ref=notif&notif_t=like#!/pages/Darlene-Foster-Writer/362236842733
    Darlene says:

    These look so good! I gave my madeleine pan to my daughter. I´m sure this would make mini muffins as well.

  2. Thanks so much reading and commenting. I am sure any native hot pepper would make a good substitute. If you do make them, please let me know how they came out.

  3. Linda K – Hi, my name is Linda. I’m just a regular home cook in Toronto who decided to take a leap and start a cooking blog. My blog is meant to be a collection of my favorite recipes, as well as new recipes I discover along the way. I hope I will inspire you to get into your kitchen and try something new.
    Linda K says:

    I will definitely try these! Madeleine’s are one of husband’s favorite treats so I’m always looking for new ideas to change things up.

  4. Jacqui Murray – Laguna Hills, CA. – Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Savage Land.
    Jacqui Murray says:

    I love cornbread and don’t eat enough of it. Maybe now…

  5. Wow this sounds so yum!😋💕✨

  6. What fun! I love cornbread and make it when I’m serving a vegetable chilli, or thick soup, etc. This looks DELICIOUS. I didn’t know there were Madeleine pans. Hmmmmm.

  7. Fairy Qu33n – Italy – Welcome to my world. I am FAIRY QU33N. I live in Italy, near Venice. I'm a positive girl. I have been an artist for many years of my life, I studied Performing Arts and Fine Arts at the UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LONDON and Creative Management at Luiss Business School. I speak Italian and English languages. I am like a little tomato on bruschetta. Revolutionary. Delicate like a white rose. Passionate. I believe in the value of friendship and love, collaboration and mutual help on an interpersonal and international level. My passions are: swimming, MTB, trekking, diving, kite surfing, sub diving, tai chi, meditation, cycling, art, gardening, theater, cinema, travelling. I love cats, dogs, birds, animals, flowers, trees, wolves, butterflies and every creature of Mother Nature.
    Fairy Queen says:

    Uhmm.. Delicious😋😋😋 it’s very beautiful too like an artwork 😍😍😍

  8. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen – I'm a writer, cook, gardener, photographer, poet, quilter, and accomplished daydreamer. I'm also a wife, mother, grandmother, sister. cousin, aunt, and friend, no particular order on any given day. I've been a writer all my life, newspaper reporter and columnist, radio news writer, and magazine contributor, and poet and short-story writer as the spirit moves. Now, I turn my attention to my cookbook, the blog, and a cooking column "Memorable Meals," which runs in our county newspaper. Besides my family, I love dogs, cats, good coffee, chocolate, and my never-dwindling pile of books I intend to read. Our family ran a small Vermont Inn for 18 years, with our focus on local, organic ingredients. I cook from scratch, and try not to use anything that has ingredients I cannot pronounce! After many years of daily serving up local delicacies, cooking classes, and catering, we are now only open for special events, and the odd cooking class. We also host musicians and artists, having helped produce a musical festival and other musical events for nearly 20 years. Many incredible artists have found a place at our table. Wonderful experiences, we will treasure always. My family and friends are my practice subjects. With a family that includes nut, peanut, tree fruit, and vegetable allergies, gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, vegetarians, vegans, heart conscious, and a couple of picky eaters, there has to be a few quick tricks in the book to keep everyone fed and happy! Personally, I do not eat red meat or most full-fat dairy (usually) for health reasons, making the occasional exception at Thanksgiving and Christmas or our anniversary if the duck is locally raised. I do eat fish and seafood, so I try to come up with alternatives and substitutions when available. I serve local organic eggs and cheeses to my family who can tolerate dairy (My husband recently had a heart attack, and I need to watch my own cholesterol so I am careful, but have been known to let a little piece of really good cheese accidentally fall on my plate!). I believe strongly that eating in a way that is good for our planet is also good for our bodies, and I try to educated myself about our food sources! I cook by the seasons and draw on inspiration from the strong and talented women in my family who came before me, as well as the youth in the family who look at the world with fresh eyes. Food links us all, whether sharing a meal, cooking it together, or writing about it for others to enjoy. I love taking an old recipe and giving it a modern spin, especially if I can make it a littler healthier and use foods that are kinder to the Earth and to our bodies. I believe strongly in sustainable, delicious eating of whole foods, and the wonderful flavors we have at our fingertips! And finally, I love conversing with all the talented cooks and chefs out there who dot the globe! It's a wonderful, world full of culinary pen pals, and I cherish them all! XXXOOO Dorothy
    Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen says:

    These look so good! If I were to make mine from scratch, what is in the mix? Cornmeal salt and baking powder?

    • Hi, sorry this took so long. The last couple of days got away from me. Wheat flour, yellow corn meal, sugar, lard, baking soda. I never looked at the ingredients before and the lard did surprise me but I know a lot of homemade cornmeal recipes call for butter. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Dorothy.

  9. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen – I'm a writer, cook, gardener, photographer, poet, quilter, and accomplished daydreamer. I'm also a wife, mother, grandmother, sister. cousin, aunt, and friend, no particular order on any given day. I've been a writer all my life, newspaper reporter and columnist, radio news writer, and magazine contributor, and poet and short-story writer as the spirit moves. Now, I turn my attention to my cookbook, the blog, and a cooking column "Memorable Meals," which runs in our county newspaper. Besides my family, I love dogs, cats, good coffee, chocolate, and my never-dwindling pile of books I intend to read. Our family ran a small Vermont Inn for 18 years, with our focus on local, organic ingredients. I cook from scratch, and try not to use anything that has ingredients I cannot pronounce! After many years of daily serving up local delicacies, cooking classes, and catering, we are now only open for special events, and the odd cooking class. We also host musicians and artists, having helped produce a musical festival and other musical events for nearly 20 years. Many incredible artists have found a place at our table. Wonderful experiences, we will treasure always. My family and friends are my practice subjects. With a family that includes nut, peanut, tree fruit, and vegetable allergies, gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, vegetarians, vegans, heart conscious, and a couple of picky eaters, there has to be a few quick tricks in the book to keep everyone fed and happy! Personally, I do not eat red meat or most full-fat dairy (usually) for health reasons, making the occasional exception at Thanksgiving and Christmas or our anniversary if the duck is locally raised. I do eat fish and seafood, so I try to come up with alternatives and substitutions when available. I serve local organic eggs and cheeses to my family who can tolerate dairy (My husband recently had a heart attack, and I need to watch my own cholesterol so I am careful, but have been known to let a little piece of really good cheese accidentally fall on my plate!). I believe strongly that eating in a way that is good for our planet is also good for our bodies, and I try to educated myself about our food sources! I cook by the seasons and draw on inspiration from the strong and talented women in my family who came before me, as well as the youth in the family who look at the world with fresh eyes. Food links us all, whether sharing a meal, cooking it together, or writing about it for others to enjoy. I love taking an old recipe and giving it a modern spin, especially if I can make it a littler healthier and use foods that are kinder to the Earth and to our bodies. I believe strongly in sustainable, delicious eating of whole foods, and the wonderful flavors we have at our fingertips! And finally, I love conversing with all the talented cooks and chefs out there who dot the globe! It's a wonderful, world full of culinary pen pals, and I cherish them all! XXXOOO Dorothy
    Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen says:

    You too! Have a warm and lovely holiday!

  10. Retirement Reflections – Vancouver Island, BC – Prior to retirement, I lived and worked in Beijing China for fourteen years (Middle School Principal/Deputy Director at The Western Academy of Beijing). Leaving international life behind, my husband and I retired to Vancouver Island in June 2015. To document both this transition and our new adventures, ‘Retirement Reflections’ was born. I hope that you enjoy reading these reflections, and will be willing to share your own.
    Retirement Reflections says:

    Yum! I haven’t had cornbread in years. And now I am wondering why not. Thank you for the recipe. I will give it a try!

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