Earl Grey Madeleines

These are an elegant respite to London’s cold, dark weather of late. Madeleines are buttery and spongy, miniature cakes baked in shell-shaped molds. While a traditional tea-time treat in France, they are well-suited to any warm beverage on a cold, gray day. The batter for madeleines is very similar to a genoise cake. They are

The Viennese Cake War

After winning the Battle of Vienna in 1683, Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki pored over the spoils of the defeated Ottoman army and found the supplies to brew coffee. He opened the first café in Vienna and popularized adding milk and sugar to sweeten the bitter brew, now called a Mélange. Or was it Johannes Theodat, who