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Sunday, December 22, 2013

French Madeleines - Easy French Pastries!

French Madeleines by Lavende&Lemonade



Madeleines are the traditional french cookies that are finally making a big move to the US...much to my joy!  

Save yourself a trip to the boulangerie...or the line at Starbucks... and make these very simple, delicious Madeleines at home in minutes.  Really.  Minutes.

This recipe makes beautiful Madeleines that look like they're straight out of a French bakery.  It is inspired by French Foodies who definitely know what they're talking about, and adapted to US ingredients.  



Ingredients:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar (130g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp flour (150g)
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  

In a saucepan, melt the butter. 

French Madeleines by Lavende&Lemonade

Once melted, remove the butter from heat and let cool.

French Madeleines by Lavende&Lemonade

 Add sugar to the cooled butter.

French Madeleines by Lavende&Lemonade

Whisk together sugar and butter, until thoroughly blended.

French Madeleines by Lavende&Lemonade

 One by one, add the eggs and stir the mixture.

French Madeleines by Lavende&Lemonade

Add the flour, half at a time, and stir well.

French Madeleines by Lavende&Lemonade

Add a dash of salt, the zest of 1/2 lemon, and the baking powder.

Spoon the batter into a madeleine pan, filling to 3/4 full.  

French Madeleines by Lavende&Lemonade


Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly golden around the edges.

French Madeleines by Lavende&Lemonade

Remove from pan and serve warm.  Delicious.  Or once they've cooled...still so very delicious.

Enjoy!


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46 comments:

  1. I have to give these a try for sure.

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  2. OH MY! Those looks absolutely delicious. Perfect for this time of year. I love Madeleines :)

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  3. I didn't realize these were so easy to make. I will have to give them a try soon.

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  4. These look absolutely amazing! I definitely want to try.

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  5. I love madeleines. My hubby is French and we used to live in France and I loved buying these at the local baker and having them with a nice cup of coffee!

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    1. My hubby is French too, and with us not being in France any more I've learned to make them myself now. The local bakers around us just aren't up to his standards. :) He likes to dunk them right into his coffee!

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  6. I've always wanted to try to make madeleines. I had no idea they were so easy!

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  7. those look fantastic! Thinking I might give those a try with my morning coffee tomorrow! Thanks for sharing :) -Holly

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  8. Looks so easy and so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. omg how pretty! you make it look easy, but it's still intimidating for me. :)

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    1. Honestly I think they're easier than the Nestle chocolate chip cookies that we all made growing up! And since they look like they'd be hard you get lots of brownie-points for them :)

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  10. We love madeleines with our tea! This sounds so delicious - and fresh is always best! Thanks for sharing! <3

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  11. DANG - I knew they had a lot of butter but that is so much! But that's what makes them so good :)

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  12. I've never tried making my own, but these look perfect! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  13. Have thought of making these but don't have the tin, but I think I will have to get one after seeing your great bake

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    1. It pays for itself quickly when you consider the cost of store-bought Madeleines. You can also make it in spoons...but the pan is prettier :)

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  14. Ooh la la.. a must try, merci beau-coup

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  15. I love Madeleines, great to find an easy way to make them at home!

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  16. These look amazing! What a fun thing to bring to a party or have in a cute cookie jar in the house!

    xoxo
    Candace
    www.FromCtoC.com

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  17. I had no idea that these were so simple to make. I can't wait to try it!

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  18. Madeleines are my daughters FAVORITE! I just may have to try making these....thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yum, you have a smart daughter! :) Enjoy!

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  19. These look delicious and so simple to make! I will definitely be giving them a shot!

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  20. I have never heard of these, but they look amazing. And easy to make too! Amber N

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  21. I haven't had a madeleine since ... I was a child? I had them fairly often then (they're pretty common in Spain) and grew tired of them. They look like fun to make though! And ugh, all these recipes make me want to bake. No budget... yet.

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  22. Oh goodness! This looks absolutely delicious!

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  23. Oh my gosh I love lemon treats!! They are so perfect during summertime, anything lemon is so refreshing. I am saving this recipe for later and linking up to all of your social media!

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  24. Those sound great! I will have to make something similar but make them vegan :)

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  25. I've always wanted to make these, and even bought a pan a long time ago.. So I'm pinning this for later ! :)

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  26. Your madelines look perfect! Lovely ''bumps'. :D I've enjoyed making them in the past, but haven't made them recently... thanks for reminding me about how yummy they can be! (I like to also dip them in chocolate to dress them up a bit.)

    xo,
    lauriel
    EyeForElegance.com

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    1. Great tip! I'll have to do that next time...would be perfect for Christmas cookie season!

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  27. Love your step by step pictures. I have never made these, look so yummy.

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  28. I seriously love french cakes, I actually think they do it the best! one of the nice things about not living too far from Paris, can get there in an hour or so from London. almost worth going just for the patisseries! :)

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    1. Oh definitely! We only get that luxury once or twice a year so I've had to learn to make my own to fill in the gaps between visits.

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  29. this recipe makes me want to invest in a madeleine pan!

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    1. It pays itself off so quickly. I found mine on sale at TJ Maxx for like $5 and am so happy with it. When you consider a pack of store-bought Madeleines is at least $4.50, it makes huge financial sense to make the jump if you eat them a few times a year.

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  30. Do I need to add
    zest?

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    1. Hello - I do add it but I suppose you could skip it, maybe using a little vanilla extract in its place?

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  31. These look absolutely delish and they seem really simple to make!

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    1. Hi Emerald! The absolutely are, I hope you enjoy them!

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  32. Just found a pan at a thrift store.so happy you posted the recipe

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    1. Lucky you, great find! I hope you enjoy. Here is my latest madeleine recipe in case you're looking for some variety - they're my new favorites! http://www.lavendeandlemonade.com/2015/12/lemon-poppy-seed-madeleines.html

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  33. I shopped the after Christmas sales and found a pan for $1.50!! This is the second madeleine recipe I've tried and is far simpler and tastier than the other! Thanks for a fantastic recipe--it's definitely a keeper!!! :)

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