Teatime Recipe: French Madeleines

By Christy Amular - April 07, 2012

I love Madeleine cookies. They are portable, little sponge cakes that are just perfect with hot cocoa, tea or coffee. Dip the tips of baked Madeleines into melted chocolate for an indulgent treat.


French Madeleines

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

1. Preheat oven to 200F. Grease Madeleine pan with oil and light coating of flour. Melt the butter and allow to cool.

2. In a small bowl, beat eggs and sugar with electric mixer.  Beat the mixture  until it has tripled in volume and it forms a thick ribbon when the beater is lifted. Add the vanilla and blend well. Add lemon zest.

3. Sift a small amount of flour over the egg mixture and using a large rubber spatula, fold the flour mixture into the beaten eggs to lighten. Sift the rest of the flour over the egg mixture and fold in making sure not to ever mix or the batter will deflate.

4. Pour batter into Madeleine pan (1/2 full).

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  1. I have never eaten these but they look delicious!


  2. Uhhmmm! They look appetizing. I love the taste of them, but haven't yet tried to make them myself. Maybe it is time to try. So, thanks a lot for the recipe, Christy. :))

  3. Perfect sweet treat for a Parisian-inspired bridal shower! Thanks for the recipe. :-)

  4. French Madeline's....YUM.
    I started making my own 붕어빵 at home because I love them so much! Have you ever tried them? :]

  5. Ohh I'm all about parisian treats. I've never tried making these myself but thanks for the inspiration to try!


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