French Food Friday - Magical Madeleines


Bonjour from a very chilly SW France,

I thought that we would start the year with one of our favourite recipes, Madeleines which I call magical as they always bring a smile to most people's faces when they see them.

Good things come in small sizes and Madeleines are the perfect sized sweer treat when you feel like a bit of a pick me up at any time of the day.


20g 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. 
Note for those of you looking for a madeleine tin, we have a few different designs available in our online boutique.

très bon vendredi à tous, Leeann x


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