French Madeleines



IMG_5480Let us be grateful to the people who makes us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust, french novelist. In his book “the Swann’s way”, the famous passage of the Madeleines.

Madeleines are a delicious scallop shaped sweet ‘gourmandise’, savored with a fragrant cup of tea.

Serves 18 Madeleines


  • 140g of plain flour
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 125g of melted butter
  • 5g of baking powder
  • Zest of 2 lemons


  • In a sauce pan melt the butter on a low heat until melted but not burned.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool on the side.
  • In a large bowl mix together the sugar and the eggs until frothy.
  • Add the flour and the baking powder together and continue to mix.
  • Add the salt.
  • Add the zest of 2 lemons.
  • Pour the melted butter.
  • Mix very well.
  • Grease a Madeleines pan (much better if you have a metallic one than a silicon pan) and fill each mold with one tablespoon.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours or more.
  • Preheat your oven at 200C degrees.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 200C degrees then reduced the heat to 170C degrees for another 10 minutes, when the top of the Madeleines is light gold remove it and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Madeleines are perfect with a cup of tea.

Bonne dégustation!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. mima says:

    J’ adore ces madeleines ,quand j’étais petite,c’était mes préférées car on les trempait plus facilement dans le lait et on les appelait ” les petits bateaux” !!
    Les tiennes sont dorées à souhait, Linda …je te nomme reine de la madeleine !!!
    Respect Majesté !!!

  2. La reine de la madeleine; j’aime bien ce surnom; te dis merci.
    Elles ont vite ete englouties…En tout cas elles sont simples a faire.
    Je n’ai pas encore essaye ta recette.

  3. Jess says:

    These look delicious!!!

    1. Thank you Jess 🙂

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