Marcel Proust, in "Remembrance of Things Past," wrote how one bite of a cookie-size madeleine was enough to send him reeling back to his childhood, to the ecstatic first time he ever tried the delectable treat. We think these savory variations -- made with such unexpected ingredients as sage, black olives, and sun-dried tomatoes will make as lasting an impression on your guests. Not only will diners at the cocktail hour applaud your inventiveness, they may just decide that each nibble is worth savoring as much as Proust's prose.
One Hot Cookie: Savory Madeleines
Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2008