Saturday, October 07, 2006

Ma.. ma.. ma.. Madeleines

Ah how my kids and husband love me! Not because of my pleasant disposition, my flawless character, my fabulous social skills, my kind and understanding way of raising them (yes, that includes the Husband but don't tell him) not to mention my cooking skills, the never ending support I randomly dish out.. No, I can make Madeleines! And they looooove Madeleines! And now they love me too!
The flexible silicon Madeleine molds were a birthday present and yesterday I finally tried the first batch following this

120 gr flour
1 ts baking powder
120 gr sugar
4 eggs
120 gr soft butter
zest of 1 lemon or/and 1/2 ts almond extract

In the bowl of your standmixer combine sugar and eggs and mix until thick and pale, add flavors. Gradually add sifted flour and baking powder and fold into the mixture. Rest the batter in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 200C. Spoon batter evenly into buttered and floured Madeleine molds (if using 1 mold, let cool between batches). Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. This recipe will make almost 36 small madeleines.This recipe came with the molds, but I searched the web and there is a wealth of recipes out there, so I bet there will be a Madeleine continuing story.


  1. What an excellent gift! And who wouldn't love a madeleine-making mama? Yours look great-I love madeleines.
    There are a couple of wonderful variant recipes in Dorie Greenspan's Paris Sweets-I've tried them and they are yummy. But there is nothing to beat the classic ones like you made.

  2. WOW! I love you too! Quick, invite me over for Madeleines! ;P

    I was wondering where the mould came from? It's lovely! I have a heart shaped silicon mould and a snowman/teddy bear mould but I have never used them. Maybe I should bake a heart shaped cake today, especially as hubby is off to the US for a week!

    I, on the other hand, am off to the Bijenkorf shortly to drool over the Le Creuset pans ...

  3. Of course they love you! I love you too!

    Can you send me some madeleines???

  4. Hi Karen, they do look good ! Now wonder you are loved for making them ;-) Have a good weekend with hopefully some Madeleines left...

  5. How adorable are those Madelines !! If you keep baking these little beauties, I'm sure there will be more people to add to that list of admirers!


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