Classic Madeleines

    1 hour 25 minutes

    Madeleines are little sponge cake biscuits that are made in a distinct shell-shaped mould, perfect for afternoon tea. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Video.

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    Makes: 25 madeleines

    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 120g plain flour
    • 110g butter, melted
    • 1 pinch salt

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour resting  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Combine the eggs, honey and caster sugar. Whisk gently for 4 to 5 minutes. Avoid whisking too vigorously (and do not use high speed if using an electric whisk); the end mixture should be frothy.
    2. Sift the flour and baking powder into the egg mixture. Fold in gently till well combined. Add the melted butter and salt, and stir well. Cover the bowl with cling film and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
    3. Preheat the oven to 240 degrees C.
    4. Fill silicone madeleine moulds with the mixture, filling each 3/4 full.
    5. Bake for 1 minute at 240 degrees C, then reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees C. Bake for 4 minutes, then reduce heat to 180 degrees C and bake for 5 minutes more.

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    Used mince pie tins (and SR flour) and the cakes were fine but in need of something else. Spread with jam and they were more interesting. Maybe I need the Madeleine moulds to get better result?  -  01 Oct 2016  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Never made Madeleines before. Used this recipe and they came out perfect (according to my French husband). Can't get higher praise than that. Thank you for a great recipe! (I used self raising flour as I didn't have any plain four, and omitted the baking powder and salt)  -  04 Oct 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    My first time at making madeleines, they were so easy and simple to make, yummy, have saved this to use again and again  -  19 Jul 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)

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