montage 4
when I first bought Gale gand's "Just a bite" book, I could not resist more than a day before tasting her recipe of madeleines. I just switched saffron for cinnemon (to make a little change of my own) 

yield : 30

here's what we need :

8 tablespoons unsalted butter divided,
1 tablespoon cinnemon
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 pinch salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey

here's what we do :

melt 6 tablespoons of butter and cinnemon at medium heat, watch carefully it will foam & subside. When it's lightly brown & smells nutty, remove from the heat & strain through a fine strainer.

Whip eggs & sugars until light & fluffy.
Mixing at low speed, add the dry ingredients, then vanilla extract & honey, combine well (from here you can keep batter in fridge up to 3 days)

When ready to bake, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, double butter the baking pans with a brush, then chill them until firm.

Preheat oven at 375F° 190C°

Fill the madeleine molds up to 3/4 full                           
Bake for 10 minutes (use a tip of a knife to check)
Immediately turn madeleines out of pans

relax, savour & share !


  1. La madeleine de Proust... Rare sont ceux qui résistent à cette mignardise.

  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and allowing me to discouver your new blog. I wish you much success and look forward to sharing recipes. Would love to have you as a follower at Anna's Table.
    Now if only the madeleines I posted, looked as delicious! They look so divine.

  3. Clarinette. Thank you for your comment on my cheesecake cups. i might have to change the name. i had to go back and look at the picture again to see what you saw... funny.
    The madeleines look so yummy! I love frogs! and dessert! it was fate that we met! my other blog involves a frog.. katsbigfish.com

    Dessert should be eaten first! So so understand that. looking forward to reading more of your posts.