I know, I know that's not a madeleine, but I swear that I followed the recipe to a tee. I didn't have a madeleine mold so I used a cupcake pan instead, and the result was a Ding Dong-shaped madeleine.
First of all, I love Fluff. Straight out of the giant retro-looking canister. Back in college, I used to make peanut butter, banana and Fluff sandwiches after a night out. I even had a cat named Fluffy. Okay, fine, the cat wasn't named after Fluff... he just had a lot of fur.
Besides not having the right pan, I definitely had some assembly issues. I have at least four different piping/cake decorating thingamabobs, but somehow I couldn't find the right bag for the right tip for the right fastener. Oh well, I just used the tip shown below and stuck it down into the cake. The teeth acted like a claw and pulled out the center!
Then I plopped in a bit of fluff and quickly dipped it in the ganache. Needless to say, I thought I would love these madelines, but I just didn't. I think I overbaked the cakes, so they were a bit dry, and the Fluff got a little lost by the ganache.
See? Looks so good, right? Oh well... maybe next time! Check out Margo's blog, Effort to Deliciousness, to get the recipe and to see how she did it!