These light and fluffy scallop-shaped cakes are perfect as an anytime snack!

1 large egg
50g caster sugar
7g Demerara sugar
10g honey
a pinch of salt
3/4th tsp baking powder
60g plain flour
60g melted butter
zest of 1 lemon

NOTE: It is very important to prepare the Madeleine tin properly or else you won’t be able to get them out in one piece.

For this you will need:
2-3 tbsp melted butter
plain flour

Here’s how to do this:
Brush some melted butter liberally onto each scallop mould of the tin.
Leave the tin in the fridge or a cold room for 15-20 minutes or till you can see that the butter has set.
Then brush some more butter into each mould.
Sprinkle some flour till the moulds are coated well and you can’t see the butter on them.
Turn the tin upside down and bang out the excess flour.

Make the Madeleine batter:
– Whisk eggs and caster sugar in a bowl.
– Add demerara sugar, honey and lemon zest and blend nicely.
– Sift the flour, salt and baking powder 2-3 times.
– Blend it into the egg mixture a little at a time, to avoid lumps.
– Cling film the bowl and leave the mixture to chill for 15-20 minutes.
– Add melted butter to the batter and mix it in.
– Place back in the fridge for another 15 minutes.
– Add the mixture to a piping bag

Pipe the mixture in an oval shape in the middle of each mould.
Bake at 180° C for 12-15 minutes.
Turn on to the wire rack.

About Deepali Gandhi

Le Cordon bleu trained patissiere, chocolatier and a first time entrepreneur. I believe in delivering remarkable well crafted products that look and taste great.
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3 Responses to Madeleines

  1. sujamohan says:

    “discovered” ur blog by chance today and am cursing myself i didnt find this erlier. have bookmarked the blog to read it thouroughly b4 kids come home on leave.
    i found your cakes wonderful and will try following your recipes.
    where can we buy this particular mould from?( I am in Idia) Havent checked onle stores in India though

    secondly, do u have any tips on the chocolate fillings? just read about various fillings in your choclates

    tnx a lot for the gr8 blog

    • Thank you for liking my blog.
      I am not sure where you can buy madeleine moulds in India. I have friends in Mumbai who buy specialty cake tins from a shop in Bandra but online shops would be a good option.
      Will try and write a post about chocolate ganaches & fillings soon.

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