Back of This Thanksgiving Make a Savory Side of Madeleine One of the most overlooked items on a Thanksgiving table is the bread; often it is nothing more than store-bought rolls. Although I've made buttermilk biscuits in the past, this year I was looking for a bread item that can be made in advance. I was thrilled to find a creative alternative in this recipe for savory madeleine. The batter is basically a cornbread, but as the madeleines cook the shell side bakes to a delightful crispness that enhances the texture of the bread. I seasoned each of the madeleines with different ingredients using sage, Gruyére cheese and kalamata olives. Other great flavor options are jalapeno, rosemary, or sun-dried tomato. The possibilities are endless — you could even season them to complement each course of the meal. To try this delectable alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving rolls or biscuits, . Savory Madeleines From Martha Stewart Ingredients8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons salt 4 large eggs 2 cups whole milk 3 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage 1/2 cup finely chopped Kalamata pitted olives 1/2 cup shredded Gruyére cheese Olive Oil or Canola Spray for greasing pans Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease madeleine pans. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Let cool slightly. Whisk flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in eggs, milk, and browned butter until smooth. Divide batter among 3 bowls. To create 3 different flavors, fold 1 filling into each bowl of batter (sage, olives, and Gruyére cheese). Divide batter among pans, filling cups 3/4 full. Bake until golden brown and firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately unmold, and let cool completely on wire racks. Makes 42 Madelines. Information Category Breads, Biscuits View 7 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Comments allinavhcnerf 8 years i really love madelines! it's so cool to have a savory version of it nancita 8 years Never heard of such a thing but these are gorgeous. Halie 8 years Yay! Now I can use my new madeleine pan for more than sweet madeleines! CoconutPie 8 years Savory Madeleines sounds good! :feedme: Advah 8 years Oooh I'll have to try that for our flat dinner! I made madeleines for half of my work building last Friday morning, I'm on a madeleine roll. :P ilanac13 8 years i'm used to madelaines that were a bit more sweet so adding the cheese or something to make them a bit more savory is really new to me, and i think it's something worth trying. good suggestion!