I know you're probably crazy busy this week but if you have a little bit of extra time and want to make people around you extremely happy, I urge you to try these bittersweet chocolate madeleines. In a word, they're stupendous--cakey, a little dry and deeply, intensely chocolate-y without being overly sweet. If you're a madeline-lover, you will go nuts for these! They are perfect on their own or dunked into a cup of tea. And with the holidays coming up, if you don't have a madeleine pan already, now's the perfect excuse to treat yourself to one or hint very loudly and specifically to a present-buyer!!