Monday, March 18, 2013

Madeleine baking

I spent my first two days of my spring break baking for a tea party my friends and I were throwing for a friend's wedding. I attempted to make macaroons, but it was a total fiasco. The second day I made some madeleines. It went much smoother than the macaroons. I love making them because they are super easy to make but they look fancy. I usually make spiced madeleines because they are my boyfriend's favorite, and I like spiced baked goods too. The only hitch is that you need a madeleine baking pan so they have the shell shape. I like this recipe because any flavor can be substituted for the spices. I have made orange madeleines using orange zest or chocolate ones using 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. They can be easily adapted to whatever you want them to be.
Getting ready
Action shot, thank goodness for stand mixers
After-ta da!

3/4 self rising flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground gloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup superfine sugar (this is really easy to find in the local grocery store)
1/3 cup melted butter
Confectioners' sugar, to dust (optional)
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Butter and flour a madeleine pan (I don't do this because my pan is non stick. It doesn't hurt if I do but the cookies come out a little darker than I like.)
  • Combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl
  • Beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until tripled in volume and very thick, about 5 minutes 
  • Use a large rubber spatula to fold in the dry ingredients and melted butter until just blended
  • Spoon tablespoons of the batter into the prepared pan
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes, until golden brown and firm to the touch
  • Turn the madeleines out onto cooling racks
  • Dust with confectioners' sugar
Do you have any go to recipes that you love to make?

(original recipe found in The Golden Book of Baking. (which is a great cookbook with a TON of recipes)


  1. They turned out great!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my yarn along post and the sweet comment!
    Hugs xxx

    1. Thanks! They are so easy to make. I need foolproof recipes, haha.


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