Dreamy Madeleines Done Easy
Famous French dessert, perfect to have with your morning coffee.
- 100 g all purpose flour
- 80 g butter
- 20 g ghee
- 100 g sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 pinch of salt
- cooking spray
- Mixing bowl
- Madeleines pan
- Tea towel
There are very few things that are better in life than French desserts. From the fantastic croissants to creamy pain au chocolat or the fabulous mille-feuille, you have to be crazy not to have a favorite recipe with French origins.
However, most of these scrumptious desserts are not very easy to prepare at home, and some patisserie experience is required.
This is why I suggest you start your French baking adventure with madeleines. They are straightforward to make and are just as famous and delicious as the other dishes mentioned above.
This being said, let's see how o to prepare them.
- You will need to mix all components in a bowl. First, beat the eggs with sugar and then add the dry ingredients. Melt the butter and pour it over. Add the vanilla paste and mix well.
- Cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave it to rest for 2 hours at room temperature.
- After 2 hours, preheat your oven at 220°C (425 F).
- Take your madeleines pan, grease it with your cooking spray, and then powder it with flour.
- Pour the batter into the molds, carefully, not to fill them too much.
- Bake them in the oven for 3 minutes, then bring the temperature down to 200°C (400 F) and leave them for another 7 minutes.
- Take the pan out and remove the madeleines as soon as possible. Put them on a wire rack and let them cool for a few minutes before serving them.
These fabulous little sponge cakes come from the Lorraine region in France. The legends say that they were invented by a cook named Madeleine in the 17th or 18th century. There is more than one story of how this recipe came to life, but point is this. They managed to find their way to Versailles, and soon after, they become famous in all of France.
* Normally, the recipe contains only butter and not a mix of butter and ghee. However, the ghee aroma gives it an extra flavor layer. Yet, you can leave it out if you want to keep it closer to home.
Nutrition Facts / Serving
- Calories 136
- Total Fat 8 g
- Cholesterol 27 mg
- Sodium 63 mg
- Potassium 11 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 15 g
- Sugars 9 g
- Protein 2 g