Anyone who has read Proust knows that madeleines are those lovely, buttery sweet soft cakes that are shaped like seashells. A classic French indulgence, they are superb with coffee or dessert (or any time, for that matter). I hadn't had a madelein in ages, until a few weeks ago when I received a gift box from one of my favorite madeleine bakeries in California.
In 1976 Don and Susie Morris started making madeleines in Berkeley, California. More than thirty years later their business DONSUEMOR is going strong. Their all-natural, preservative and trans fat-free, confections are available for shipping at DONSUEMOR.COM. And there are five varieties to choose from: the traditional, classic version; one with lemon zest added for flavor complexity; a rich, moist chocolate version; a classic version that has been partially dipped in chocolate; and the ultimate, chocolate version that has been dipped in, you guessed it, chocolate. You can order boxes of the individual types OR if you just can’t make up your mind, there are assortments.