I love Madeleines but I have never attempted to bake them at home. I would buy them at Costco, Starbucks, bakery or patisserie. I can never get enough of them. Finally, I decided to buy a Madeleine pan and make them at home and I had great success. This fail proof recipe is novice baker friendly.
I did a thorough research for the best madeleine recipe online and finally turned to my favorite blogs for inspirations. I checked out David Lebovitz and 101 Cookbooks and improvised their recipes to create my very own French madeleine recipe.
Is Madeleine a cake or a cookie?
Madeleines are actually small butter cake with the beautiful shell shape. It’s not really a cookie as a cake batter is used in the recipe. It’s sometimes referred as a cookie because of its beautiful cookie shape and the petite size. My creation is almost perfect, each Madeleine is firm with crunchy edges, with the cutest signature hump in the middle of the cake! And yes, they are oh-so-good with a cup of hot coffee or tea!
Method/Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease the madeleine pan with butter. Make the batter by beat the eggs and sugar. Add lemon juice and lemon zest and blend well. Fold in the flour and melted butter, stir and blend to form a smooth batter. Transfer the batter into the madeleine pan and bake for 12 minutes. For the full recipe, click here to get the recipe.
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