A simple recipe for Madeleines

I don’t know if you are like me, but I sometimes have a favourite recipe that I make almost every day and then totally forget about it. I was recently tidying up a kitchen shelf and on it I found a long forgotten Madeleine pan ! Violette and I got straight to work and the results were delicious.

My Madeleine recipe is possibly one of the simplest I know:

-125 g of sugar
-125 g of butter
-150 g of flour
-2 eggs

Pre-heat the oven to 180° C. Butter the Madeleine tray. Cream the butter with the sugar until it becomes light, then mix in the eggs and the flour alternating. Fill up your Madeleine tray and cook until light brown.

Voila, there is nothing better with a cup of tea!



Comments (3)

May 14, 2014

Gosh, I had no idea how easy these were to make! My in-laws live in France, and we usually grab a bag of Madeleines from the supermarket to bring home every trip. I’ll invest in a pan and make our own from now on. I know its terribly un-french, but we sometimes let our kids loose on the shop bought ones with icing and decorations – its like a french-english hybrid of madeleines / fairy cakes!

May 14, 2014

Who knew these were so easy to make ? The supermarkets here in the UK are making a fortune with the mark up. Thanks for sharing

May 14, 2014

Mmmm!!!!!! I made Courtney’s peanut butter cookies last weekend and were fabulous (I made two batches in two days… I have no limits) and I’ll try your madeleine recipe this weekend 🙂 also, do you think adding a bit of bitter almond extract will work? Thanks!

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