Monday, 18 January 2010

My Name and a Chocolate Dipped Madeleines



When I started this blog in the middle of 2007, I would have never in a million years thought that I would really get into this blogging madness ;-).

Here my family and I too thought this was one of those crazy things I do, start something and then give it up in few weeks or even maybe afterr couple of months.
I was surprised myself when the blog turn 1.
Now after couple of years I think it is time that I wrote here my real name.

The only reason I took Happy Cook was because I am really happy when i am baking or making something special in my kitchen and also as I mentioned before I didn't thik this would last so long.
So now I do think I should share my real name with all my friends and readers.
I would post still in Happy Cook as huby and daughter think Happy Cook is such a catchy name ;-).
So here it is My Name it's Finla, some of my friends here know my name, but lot of you don't know.
So now you know why the friends who knows me write F in their comments.
Now to the baking

I think Madeleines are really yummy with a cup of tea/coffee.
I had made them before, used the same recipe .
This time I coated them with chocolate.
For the chocolate covering, melt some chocolate with 2 tbsp butter and dipp them. Leave them to dry and enjoy these madeleines with a cup of Tea like we do here at home.

78 comments:

Priya said...

However u r always HC for me:) glad to know ur name HC;)..Chocolate dipped madeleines looks elegant and pretty...my daugther's fav..

sra said...

I know your name but I like calling you Happy.

sra said...

Oh, btw, is it your blogiversary? If so, many happy returns.

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

There you are , F! :)It was indeed sweet of you to finally shed the Happy Cook name and reveal your original :)

Madeleine's look very yum! I just had my lunch and I am so badly craving one of that rite now!!

Pari said...

Dear F or dear happy cook, the madeleines look adorable.

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,....your madeleines dipped in chocolate look fabulous!!!


Excellent to enjoy with a good cup of coffee!

Prathibha said...

Oh...they look just perfect....and those chocolate dipped ones look amazing..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Love that background, bowl and chocolated dipped madelines.....perfect tempting picture.....

Peter M said...

Better late than never Finla...welcome with your lovely madeleines.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow that looks so yummy...so tempting pics...

Happy Cook said...

Sra no no the aniversary is in end of jully ;-)

Srivalli said...

Ah, finally I don't have to struggle with the name..:)..those are so tempting ok..

MeetaK said...

welcome finla a lovely name! glad to finally know it hahaha! great looking madeleines too!

Happy Cook said...

Srivalli, yeah true
Meeta you are funny , you knew my name.

notyet100 said...

lovely clicks,..;-)nd nice nme...

Jamie said...

You have been Finla to me since we met on twitter but you are truly a Happy Cook, bringing happiness to those who know you! Case in point? Your lovely madeleines which you could have left plain and simple yet you chose to dip in fabulous chocolate making all of us that much happier!

Happy Cook said...

Jamie you are so sweet.

Asha said...

Hi F....errrr...Finla! Phew!! It's such a relief to say your name finally. Yes, it feels good. :)

Madelines dipped in Cholate looks divine. Do not tempt meeee.....

Happy first anniversary girl, we will be friends for forever. Hugs to you and here is for your blog and your health. Three cheers!!!!!!

Jayashree said...

Finla is such a beautiful name......Happy blog anniversary to you.

Ramya Manja said...

Wow Bumped in here for the first time,loved ur blog,u have gr8 space here,nice collection of recipes..

Chocolate Dipped Madleines looks new to me but sounds delicious...great clicks as well...

BTW congrats for ur success in the blog sphere...

Bong Mom said...

You are still HC to me too :) But Finla is a pretty and very unique name

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks fantastic, nice to know your name but love to call you HC.

Happy Cook said...

Asha hi hi i am so glad i dod his. Thankx for the cheers.

chakhlere said...

They look very cute...yummy!!

Vani said...

What a pretty name, HC! (I don't think I can call you anything but HC :))

Rachana Kothari said...

Dear Happy Cook/Finla,
Chocolate dipped Madeleines look beautiful and yummy:)
Looking forward to your recipes.
Cheers,
Rachana

Sayantani said...

I love Happy Cook more than Finla...know why because all your recipes always make me happy to look at and dreaming about them all day. these chocolate dipped madeleines are really yummy.absolutely in love with these.

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow Finla what a nice name..But love Happy Cook. your family is right that its really is a catchy name. the madeleines looks so goood. I love them..

Cilantro said...

HC,
You have a very very beautiful name. Makes me wonder if I should reveal my name...you should be a Happy Happy Cook after you have revealed your name.

Gloria said...

Oh My God happy Cook your madeleines are absolutely georgeous!! Love them, gloria

indosungod said...

HC, I kind of like HC but Finla - never in a million years would I have guessed that name, it is a unique one.

Happy Anniversay! Chocolate and anything else I am game.

Meera said...

Though Finla is a really nice name, you are Happy Cook for me. Hopefully, you don't mind me addressing you as HC. HC really suits you as well.

Cham said...

Ur name is very unique. Happy Cook- I feel U re a real Happy Baker :) Yeap very catchy and most we love the nickname!
I adore all ur baking goodies! ahh ! Madeleine badly don't own the mold :(
Why everyone wished Bloganiversary?

meeso said...

Well, I am very glad you have stuck with your blogging as I really enjoy your page and recipes, stories and pictures :)

sowmya.s said...

medeleines look awesome ...lovely name..but i love Happy too!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love the name Happy Cook! Your name - Finla is also so nice...
Those Madeleines look perfect...

n33ma said...

thats such a nice name.Madeleines look awesome.I could eat it all right now.

Sunshinemom said...

That's a nice name:)! Great macarons as well as madelines.

Cynthia said...

I feel priviledged to have known your real name for a while :) Now we can say, Hey F!

Gita said...

Hi first time here, you have a wonderful blog...the Madeleines look awesome with the chocolate covering :)

5 Star Foodie said...

I love that you dipped the madeleines in chocolate, yum! Thanks for sharing your beautiful name with us!

Miri said...

Glad to "meet" you Finla :) and congratulations on one year!!

Happy Cook said...

Cham I have no idea why they do that, maybe bewause i wrote myname and all think it is anniversery.

Madhavi said...

Oh man this chocolate dipped madeleines looks mouth-drooling yummmmmmmmm!!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Good to know whats your name,glad that you shared with us :)
Happy cook is also an apt name for you to blog as you have explained...Madeleines are new to me,looks yumm!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

I've got to get myself some madeleine pans!!! The mini ones you get now are so cute!!

Kate/Kajal said...

Hello Finla, nice meeting you :)
Those choclate madelines looks toooo good ! yum !

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting recipes...nice picture

vickys said...

Madeleines with chocolate! that's taking the lovliness of madeleines one step further. Suppose I might just dip mine into a cup of hot chocolate too!

Ashwini said...

Lovely chocolate dipped madeleines... Finla/Happy cook u always have wonderful recipes...

Parita said...

Chocolate madelines look fab!!

Usha said...

Nice to finally "meet" you Finla,you have a very pretty name !

Loved the madeleines,they look tempting :-)

Juliana said...

Hi Finla...the madeleines dipped in chocolate look so yummie...would take one just now :-)

pigpigscorner said...

They are so pretty! Love the chocolate!

Uma said...

Finla is a pretty name. Nice to know your real name :)

Madeleines look sooo delicious and tempting.

方便 said...

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Asha said...

Finla, so sorry about all the sickness. Even I have cough and sore throat right now and this is probably the 6th time I git it since Fall started!! I hate it, makes me cough in the night, can't sleep.

Poor girl, Shyama. Antibiotics work, speedy recovery for all of you. Hans still have to work? :(

Take care and rest girl.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

It's so nice to know your name! It's so pretty. And so are these scrumptious Madeleines, what a treat!

Pavithra said...

Wow I love madeleines... Recently I did too.. Looks gorgeous and hey by the way nice to know your name dear..

Swapna said...

Finla is such a beautiful name! Perfect, tempting and delicious Madeleines!!! Great click too...

Elra said...

I really really love the sounding of your name Finla. If I am going to get a baby girl, I would love to name her FINLA. It's beautiful and unique.

p.s
your madeleines look gorgeous. Love the chocolate glaze too.

Ranjani said...

what gorgeous madeleines!

Happy Cook said...

Asha thankyou. This school year has been bad with sickness.
I have a teeny weeney pill for taking in the night which makes me sleepy so that i don't cough.
He is on sick leave for three days, but tommorw he has to go to US, poor thing he still has fever and a bad cough.

Elra thankyou so much. Now i really hope you have a beautifull girl.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Finla is a beautiful name for a beautiful woman! But you certainly are a Happy Cook! So they both fit you! Love those Madeleines.

Preety said...

looks so delicious

Happy Cook said...

Jenn you are so sweet thankyou.

Sook said...

I LOVE madeleines! First time here and love your blog!

Rachel said...

I was always intrigues by the :F" in your comments... Glad you revealed it HC

SriLekha said...

looks delicious... and so tempting...

ranji said...

Hi finla...happy to know ur name..nice unique name..

madeleines look delicious..perfectly baked and dipped in chocolate..now that makes it irresistable:)

Amber said...

I love Madeleines, but only shortly after baking them. Add chocolate and oooh! I think Finla is a beautiful name by the way.

RV said...

TH & I easily finish 1 box of madeleines. it looks just too perfect...and Happy Blog Anniversary....

Soma said...

A very pretty and unique name and very pretty madelines too!! You will be HC to me:-) The sound of the "happy cook" perks me up and makes me happy:-)

jayasree said...

Finally you revealed your name. Finla is a unique name. I never could have guessed this following the "F" in the comments.

Pravs said...

so nice to know your name now. Nice name..sounds very unique to me :)
Madeleines looks so good !

Cakelaw said...

Lovely to know your name Finla! These madeleines look delicious - and everything is better with a little chocolate :)

AnuSriram said...

Thats a nice name.. Nice to know your name :)
Madeleines looks delicious.. never tried them chocolate coated..

lissie said...

Hey, there you are...F, finally I can call you Finla!!! :) Happy Blog Anniversary!

Irresistible Madeleines!