Heart-shaped Red Velvet Madeleines with a lemon glaze are a perfect confection for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s day was first associated with romantic love in Chaucer’s 14th century poetry about “Valentines.”
Several weeks ago, I made Madeleines using David Lebovitz’s recipe. While they were really good, I decided to again make the Madeleines, using Julia Child’s recipe from The Way to Cook. This cookbook, which I’ve had for a long time, is one of my favorites.
For some reason, when Susan and I were in Paris, we didn’t have any Madeleines. If you’ve never heard of them, Madeleines are French confection that is more like a cake than a cookie. The reason is that they are made with a batter much like one that would be used for a cake.