Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Lady Magnon's Madeleines

Madeleines are one of the un-sung heroes of the patisserie world. They are ideal to make with children, and will disappear as quickly as you make them. You need a special mould, and the following:

125g unsalted butter (melted)
125g plain flour
3 whole eggs
1tsp baking powder
125g caster sugar
1tsp grated lemon zest
A splash or two of orange flower water

Sift the baking powder and flour into a large bowl. Place sugar, eggs, and lemon zest in a separate bowl and whisk until pale and thick. Combine the contents of the two bowls until well mixed. Fold in the melted butter and the orange flower water. Leave to cool for 20 mins. To cook, grease your moulds with melted butter, half fill, and bake at 200 degrees for about 20/25 mins.

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  1. ummmm look wonderful, so pretty!

  2. Your Madeleines looks so tempting!

    You have a beautiful blog here.
    I am so glad I found you, thanks to Willow of Willow Manor!
    I will be back,
    (former Washingtonian)

  3. Madeleine's are truly a delight! Last week, while out for dinner, I enjoyed tiny chocolate madeleines which were nestled in a basket made from a folded white linen napkin. Mmmm. And a ramekin of chocolate sauce for dipping.