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Sending out an SOS for ... pistachio madeleines

May 6, 2009 |  5:33 am


Jim Tavernier of Glendora wrote to Culinary SOS looking for a recipe we ran several years ago for pistachio Madeleine's. "I have misplaced the original and would really like to make them again," he said. 

Times Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter happily hunted it down -- it ran in 1999 -- and retested it. She describes the resulting madeleines as being "light in texture and delicately flavored, the subtle nuttiness of the pistachios perfectly balanced by the clarified butter." (While she was busy saying all that, the rest of us inhaled the test results -- and declared them "delicious.")

The recipe is adapted from a recipe by Keswick Hall at Monticello, an inn near Charlottesville, Va. If you have a Culinary SOS request, contact us at Food@latimes.com and Noelle will do her best to track it down.

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Photo credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times