French Food Friday - Madelines

{photo from the Skinny French Kitchen}

Continuing on with the French Food Friday theme, this weel we have another fabulous and of course very French Recipe from Harry Eastwood's "Skinny French Kitchen'.



•1 tbsp Vegetable oil for brushing
•4 Medium free-range eggs
•0.5 tsp Salt
•100 g (3.5oz) Caster sugar
•100 g (3.5oz) Plain flour, sieved
•1 tsp Baking powder
•80 g (2.8oz) Ground almonds
•0.5 tsp Vanilla extract
•0.5 tsp Almond extract
•50 g (1.8oz) Butter, melted

1.Preheat the oven to 210°C/410°f/gas mark 6 and brush a little vegetable oil inside the madeleine moulds.

2.In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and sugar until bubbly. Next, add the remaining ingredients and mix into the eggs with a balloon whisk.

3.Spoon the mixture into the madeleine moulds, filling them only three-quarters of the way up.

4.Put the madeleine tray flat in the freezer for ten minutes and refrigerate the remaining mixture for the next batch. It is important to chill the cake mixture at this stage, since it’s the contrast between cold and hot that gives you the characteristic little bump.

5.Once chilled, cook in the middle of the oven for ten minutes.

6.Remove the cooked madeleines from the oven, unmold and wash the mould before repeating the process of greasing and filling the moulds, freezing for 10 minutes and cooking.

7.Store in an airtight container for up to three days, or freeze in an airtight box.

Harry’s tip – If you want to try different flavours, omit the extracts and replace with grated orange or lemon zest. You could also substitute a couple of tablespoons of flour with cocoa powder to make chocolate madeleines.

Bon Appetit a tous, Leeann x


  1. Only the French can have butter, sugar, egg yolks and call it skinny! my kind of skinny kitchen, defnitely :)
    thanks for the recipe, will try to make them,
    xo sandra

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  3. I'm trying your recipe too. The lemon or chocolate tips sound fabulous! Thank you. I'll be back!

  4. I used to work in a French Bakery in Sydney and they had the most wonderful madeleines! Who doesn't love them?

  5. Madeleine's! Yum these look so delish!

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  6. Hi Leeann, you are making me so so hungry....must be lunch time.

  7. Can't wait to try these. Yumm. My Italian friends will adore these as I am in Italy now.

  8. Ooh love it :)

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  9. Madeline's are my favorite! These look wonderful

  10. If anyone knows where I can find the tool to shape the madelenes?? would be so grateful

    1. You should be able to find the tins on the internet.



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