Traditional French Madeleines

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Today, I am sharing with you another great classic of the French cuisine : the madeleines. With their soft texture, their delicious taste of butter and lemon, madeleines are one of my favorite treats! Here is my recipe for Traditional French Madeleines.

How to obtain madeleines with a nice bump?

The art of madeleines is to obtain their particular shape with a nice bump in the middle. What I learned by doing some research on the Internet and in particular in the article of Cuisine Acutelle on the secret of the madeleines bump is that everything is played at the time of cooking!

After doing several tests, I give you below my 2 tips to get madeleines with a nice bump!

Traditional French Madeleines

1. Your dough should be cold

Indeed, the bump of madeleines are formed thanks to a thermal shock. This is why it is advisable to place the madeleines dough overnight in the fridge, then pour it into the molds and place the molds in the fridge for another hour.

If you don’t have too much time, you can also leave the dough for two hours only in the fridge, pour it into the molds and put it in the oven directly. The tastes of the madeleines will remain the same!

2. Turn off your oven

Then, when it comes to bake the madeleines, the whole process is highly timed! There are several ways to achieve thermal shock without overcooking madeleines.

Personally, I chose Christophe Michalak’s method which consists of preheating the oven to 200 ° C (rotating heat) then turning off the oven until the bump of the madeleines is formed. Then turn on the oven again for about 3-5 minutes to finish cooking the madeleines.

I recommend you for your first madeleines to stay near the oven and check the cooking minute by minute because it goes very quickly.

Traditional French Madeleines

Recipe for Traditional French Madeleines

For about 15 madeleines you need the following ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 60 sugar
  • 20 g of honey
  • 40 ml of milk
  • 120 g butter
  • 120 g flour
  • 5 g of baking powder
  • 1 lemon, organic

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Preparation

Preheat your oven to 200 ° C (fan oven). In a bowl, add the eggs, sugar and honey. Beat with a whisk until the mixture gets white and fluffy.

Then add the flour, baking powder, milk and butter. Grate the zest of the lemon.

If you have time, let the dough rest for 2 hours in the fridge, if you do not have time it is not mandatory (see above). Then pour the dough into madeleine molds.

Put the madeleines in the oven and turn off the oven. Leave in the oven for about 3-5 minutes until a ball forms. Then turn on to cook for another 3-5 minutes or so (depending on the size of your molds) until they are golden.

Note

You can eat these madeleines plain or decorated with chocolate, almonds or lemon frosting! Find my decorating ideas in my article 5 decoration ideas for madeleines.

5 decoration ideas for madeleines
5 decoration ideas for madeleines

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Traditional French Madeleines

Today, I am sharing with you another great classic of the French cuisine : the madeleines. With their soft texture, their delicious taste of butter and lemon, madeleines are one of my favorite treats! Here is my recipe for Traditional French Madeleines.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Temps de repos (facultatif) 2 hrs
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 15 madeleines
Calories 118 kcal

Equipment

  • Madeleines molds

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 eggs
  • 60 sugar
  • 20 g of honey
  • 40 ml of milk
  • 120 g butter
  • 120 g flour
  • 5 g of baking powder
  • 1 lemon organic

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 200 ° C (fan oven). In a bowl, add the eggs, sugar and honey. Beat with a whisk until the mixture gets white and fluffy.
  • Then add the flour, baking powder, milk and butter. Grate the zest of the lemon.
  • If you have time, let the dough rest for 2 hours in the fridge, if you do not have time it is not mandatory (see above). Then pour the dough into madeleine molds.
  • Put the madeleines in the oven and turn off the oven. Leave in the oven for about 3-5 minutes until a ball forms. Then turn on to cook for another 3-5 minutes or so (depending on the size of your molds) until they are golden.

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Nutrition

Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 102mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 238IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
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