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French Food Friday...Scented madeleines

recipe and photo from here

This week we have lots of lovely honey so this recipe looks perfect and I love the addition of the orange flower water which is a favourite of mine.


Scented madeleines

These legendary French cakes are flavoured with orange and a drizzle of honey and, dipped in lime-blossom tea, make a blissful treat.
Makes 12-15
2 large eggs
75g caster sugar
85g plain white flour
1 tsp baking powder
1⁄4 tsp salt
60g butter, melted and cooled (plus extra for greasing)
Shredded zest of 1 orange
2 tsp orange-flower water
4 tsp floral honey, melted
Thé de Tilleul (lime-blossom tea) or green or jasmine tea

Step 1) Pre-heat the oven to 220°C, Gas Mark 7 and grease 2 silicone madeleine mould trays. Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a medium bowl until pale and frothy. Sift, then fold in the flour, baking powder and salt, working carefully and quickly. Drizzle in the butter, zest and orange-flower water, and fold through the mix lightly and quickly. Spoon the mix into 12-15 moulds, filling no more
than 3⁄4 full.

Step 2) Bake for 8 minutes, then partially remove the tray from the oven and drizzle over the honey. Bake for 2 minutes more and turn out while still hot. Serve with tea or coffee, if you prefer.

Amicalement, Leeann x


  1. Looks and sounds delicious!
    Thank you for sharing...have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Bon weekend to you.. These look amazing... YUM!

  3. Have a great weekend, Leeann. I will have to try these.

  4. Ah, I foresee a Proustian moment in the making

  5. Oh goodness these look scrumptious! xo ~Lili

  6. Oh Leeann you must have read my mind with this madeleine recipe!

    I've just returned from spending 2 months with my daughter in France.
    I brought back the silicone madeleine trays and I've been searching for a recipe.
    Yours sounds perfect - thank you so much, I'll let you know how it goes!

    I'm really missing my breakfast brioche too (the ordinary supermarket one).
    I had 2 slices each morning - less fattening than toast with butter and marmalade!
    Have you got a recipe for brioche tucked away somewhere??!!

    Your blog's looking lovely too and I'm off to catch up your recent posts!


  7. Hi Leeann
    The previous comment was from me - it's an old blogger address I don't use but I can't delete it for some reason....grrr

    It's cold and wet back in NZ, it is after all the middle of winter I spose!

  8. I love this recipe is special to this family weekend.

  9. I'm a huge fan of Madeleines and featured my first batch in my silicone trays on my blog a while ago. However, I must try these scented ones and I've just brought back jasmine tea from Hong Kong too!


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