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Madeleines- No pan no problem-

Madeleines- No pan no problem-

I’m sure everyone have seen these shell like cakes at any Starbucks and wanted to make them but your first thought is “don’t have the right pan for them”.  Don’t worry no pan no problem! These delicate sponge cakes work with any pan!

Ingredients you will need:

4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/4 cup butter, melted

You will need any pan you have (cupcake,heart, snowman… etc.)gg

  • Beat the eggs, salt and sugar together until the batter begins to thicken (about 8 minutes with an electric mixer on low). Toward the end of mixing add in the vanilla. Stir in the flour. Then stir in the melted, cooled butter. Quickly spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan. (Make sure you butter/grease your pan so they will come out more easier) Bake at 375°F till golden brown.
  • Dust them with powdered sugar and there ready to eat!!

I ended up uses a bite sizes brownie  pan that ended up working great but I do want to invest in a Madeline pan <3


This cute dense cake is perfect for any cup of coffee or tea :9 Hope you guys enjoy this if anyone decides to make them please post pics!!


This post was written by:

katKAT VERA - (view all posts by Kat)
Kat is an aspiring pastry chef. When she isn’t in the kitchen she’s traveling space and time with Doctor Who and solving mysteries with Sherlock. Email her at kat@mind-speaks.com

Lemon Posset & Strawberry Jam

Lemon Posset & Strawberry Jam

So Kim found this recipe and wanted me to try making it… Challenge accepted!! ( yes I’ve been watching too much How I met your mother)

What I will be making is an English dessert called Lemon Posset and to jazz it up were going to make homemade vanilla strawberry jam.


  • 2 1/2 cups Double cream (Heavy cream)
  • Sugar (2/3 cup Posset) (1 cup jam)
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries

Pour the cream and 2/3 of sugar into a sauce pan and slowly boil. Simmer for 3 minutes and remove from heat

Zest and juice the lemons into the cream mixture and stir well. Pour the cream into ramekins or glasses and allow it to set for at least 4 hours in the fridge.

Halve the vanilla pod and chunk into the pan with the strawberries, a tiny splash of water and the remaining sugar (1 cup) heat to dissolve the sugar and stir the strawberries  a little, then boil for 15 minutes  before transferring to a clean jar allowing to cool in the fridge. Top the set lemon posset with vanilla strawberry jam.

Serve and enjoy

Serves 6


I really enjoyed this recipe its very nice and refreshing  especially  during the summer!! If y’all try this recipe please show pics!! Enjoy!  ~Kat~

This post was written by:

katKAT VERA - (view all posts by Kat)
Kat is an aspiring pastry chef. When she isn’t in the kitchen she’s traveling space and time with Doctor Who and solving mysteries with Sherlock. Email her at kat@mind-speaks.com



I have become obsessed with making smoothies after my mom showed me this amazing mixer she bought a while back and these nifty little easy to follow recipe magazines you can pick up at any grocery store. Smoothie King withdrawals have caused me to start making my own.

I made a short video awhile back following one of the recipes. I’ve been experimenting, the other day I made a chocolate strawberry smoothie. It was pretty yummy. :9 But for this video I made a blueberry fruit smoothie, not sure why the blueberry gets to be in the name, but that’s what it was called. You can always substitute with fruit of your liking, my favorite combination is raspberries and strawberries. *Tip: sometimes the seeds sort of get in the way, so if you hate pulp then you might not like the texture the seeds leave behind, so you can always strain the smoothie before serving it in a glass.* Also, I’ve been having fun with using the cute cups my mom has acquired. Making a smoothie was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be, of course that could just be because I’m incompetent when it comes to making things that don’t require yarn or fabric. Before using actual measurements and this new mixer, I would just wing it. I thought making a smoothie was just about adding certain ingredients together.  Oh was I wrong, I created some pretty gross concoctions. I won’t scare you with the details.  But now my smoothies have been coming out pretty good, I’ve been having a smoothie every other day. Perfect treat for a hot day.

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  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

Hope you guys enjoy making your own smoothies and thanks for reading and commenting.

This post was written by:

kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com