Madeleines! I finally got a madeleine pan on sale!
I was way too excited about this. I called Joe to tell him and then I had to explain to him what madeleines are, and then I had to remind him all the times he's ever eaten madeleines, and then I had to give him some background on where were were and what we ate it with, and THEN he remembered and got excited too!
I used to get the box from Costco (which is actually surprisingly pretty damn good!) and smear Nutella on them... athough anything smeared with Nutella turns magically delicious, no?
I was really against buying the pan for a while, because I felt like the shape wasn't necessary. But then, without it it's just a little cookie shaped cake... the shape is what makes it distinct. I love the shell shape! They're oh-so-French and classic.