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Madeleines Cookbook and a Classic French Madeleines Recipe

Recipe for Classic French Madeleines and a Cookbook Review for Madeleines, Elegant French Teacakes to Bake and Share by Barbara Feldman Morse.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 24
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter plus more for pans
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Coat madeleine pans with butter or baking spray. I used non-stick pan and baking spray.
  • Melt butter and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Beat eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and lemon zest and beat for another minute.
  • Fill molds with batter until almost full. Use teaspoon or 1 1/2 diameter scoop.
  • Batter will be thick, so distribute evenly.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool for a few minutes and then invert and remove.
  • These are great served warm, but can be served at room temperature.
  • Cover with a cloth if serving that day.
  • You can also freeze.