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.

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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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    Flavorless cookies even after 2nd attempt and don’t know why  -  21 Apr 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I halved the recipe and used a metal cake pop tin. They turned out really good! I baked them for 1 minute and then, and they are perfectly cooked. I definitely recommend this recipe!  -  02 Nov 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    A nice light, cakey cookie. I don’t have Madeleine molds so I just used an ice cream scoop and made drop cookies. Nice buttery flavor. These would probably be good with fruit.  -  11 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)