Madeleine is a French cookie/cake made of butter, eggs and flour. Easy recipe for the best madeleine that you just can’t stop eating | rasamalaysia.com
2 jumbo eggs plus 1 egg yolk
5 oz. sugar
5 oz. all purpose flour (sieved)
5 oz. unsalted butter (melted)
Lemon zest from half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon baking powder (add into the sieved flour)
Grease the madeleine pan with butter.
Using an electronic hand beater, beat the eggs and sugar until thick and foamy.
Add lemon juice, lemon zest into the egg mixture and blend well.
Fold in the flour and use a spatula to mix well.
Fold in the melted butter, stir and blend until the butter is well incorporated with the batter.
Transfer the batter into the madeleine pan and fill about 90% of each “hole”. Don’t spread it.
Bake for 12 minutes or until they turn light brown.
Remove the madeleine pan from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack.
You might need to tap the madeleine pan to release the madeleines. Sprinkle with a little bit of powdered sugar before serving.
Madeleine is a French cookie/cake made of butter, eggs and flour. Easy recipe for the best madeleine that you just can’t stop eating.
Originally published on Dec 27, 2009, updated with new photos.
I love madeleine but I have never attempted to bake them at home. First of all, I am not a great baker and madeleine is one of those things that doesn’t deserve failure. Secondly, I don’t have a madeleine pan, until yesterday.
I got my pan at the outlet store, for a very low price. I had no more excuses not to make madeleine, plus my elder sister is in town and she loves eating little cakes with her morning coffee.
I did a thorough research for the best madeleine recipe online and finally turned to my favorite food blogs for inspirations. I checked out David Lebovitz and 101 Cookbooks and improvised their recipes to create my very own madeleine recipe.
My madeleines are not perfect, but they are quite good—firm with crunchy edges, with the cutest signature humps! And yes, they are oh-so-good with a cup of hot coffee or tea!