These are delicious! I made them exactly by the recipe, and my two teenage sons devoured them in a couple of hours. At their request, I made them again a few days later (a double batch this time) and they are disappearing again! I did dust them with powdered sugar (didn't use the cinnamon), and I think it made them much prettier. The only other comment I'd make is that they really ought to have the word "almond" in the name. It is by far the most prominent flavor, although the orange is noticeable too. The recipe doesn't state it, but they will come out of the pan more easily if you let them cool for about 5 minutes before removing them.
DixieDishrag Posted: 12/09/08
heidi365 Posted: 12/19/09
I'm not a fan of cloves, and am lukewarm on cinnamon, so i substituted both for an equal amount of cardamom and absolutely loved the result. Cardamom & orange are a great flavor combo.
FrannyFran Posted: 12/09/10
These are good, and the flavor is very reminiscent of Constant Comment tea. I found the almond flavor not strong enough for me, but that's just my preference. They don't get the madeleine 'bump' in the center, and the process is a little different than others I've made. These are very cakey and not at all bad, but I probably won't make them again.