French Food Friday...La "Madeleine Proustienne" aux amandes

Bonjour mes belles,

A week ago I posted a photo of  my latest batch of madeleines on our facebook page and was asked if I had a favourite recipe. I have tried a lot of madeleine recipes and this is one that I like best.

In the past I have used recipes that melt the butter whereas this recipe uses creamed butter and I think that the end result speaks for itself.

For 24 madeleines

120g flour
130g sugar
40g ground almonds
3 small eggs
1 egg white
130g salted butter at room temperature
1 tsp baking powder
1 orange (zested)
A bit of honey

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C
  2. Zest the orange then place in a pot with a some water and a bit of honey and cook until tender.
  3. Brush madeleine tins with some melted butter.
  4. Cream butter then add sugar and ground almonds and mix well.
  5. Whisk the 3 eggs together then add to the butter mixture.
  6. Sift flour and baking powder. Then add to the butter mixture and stir until combined.
  7. Whisk the egg white until peaks form. Fold into butter mixture.
  8. Place the mixture into the madeleine tin, be careful do not over fill the tin.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes until  golden.
  10. Remove from oven and place to cool on a rack. 

très bon vendredi à tous, Leeann x


  1. Yum, Leeann thank you for sharing so much with us...cannot wait to try it!

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  2. now to find a madeleine pan....


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