French Madeleines are easily my most favourite sweet to eat. Buttery, spongey, perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Their nostalgic vanilla flavour base, their warm cakey texture are heavenly. These little cakes are simple and perfect all at the same time. I can go on and on. But lets just share the recipe I use to make them!
Recipe adapted from the beautiful Duchess Recipe Book
– Ingredients –
– Madeleine ingredients –
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
4 large eggs, at room temperature
¾ cup sugar
2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 tsp vanilla extract or paste
– Simple sugar syrup –
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
– Special Equipment –
A scalloped madeleine pan.
– Method –
1. Mix flour and baking powder, set aside.
2. Whisk egg and sugar in bowl until combined. Add cooled melted butter and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
3. Make a well in centre of dry ingredients, add wet ingredients and whisk until combined.
4. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours.
5. Make simple syrup. Combine sugar and water into a sauce pan, bring to boil to dissolve sugar and remove from heat.
6. Grease and flour madeleine pan. Use a tablespoon or a portion scoop and fill each cavity to 2/3 full. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
7. Immediate remove madeleines from the pan but tapping the pan against your table. Dip each one in simple syrup and serve!
These are best eaten the day of. But I have kept them sealed in ziploc bags or tupperware and they were still good a couple days afterwards. Enjoy!