Madeleines, the delicious little cake so French, that everyone loves, and which, of course, always makes its little nod to Proust and his novel "Du coté de chez Swann".

Small cake that is not so simple to succeed perfectly, that is to say to obtain the small bulging side on the top. But don't worry, you'll find in this recipe all the important points to watch for.
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Last modified on: November 18th 2022

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 8 min.
Melt 100 g butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, then continue cooking until it no longer boils and gives off a nutty smell, you have made a "nutty" butter.

Let it cool off the heat until it is lukewarm.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Meanwhile, whisk together 120 g Egg, 110 g caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Sift on this mixture 110 g flour and 4 g baking powder...

Stage 4 - 2 min.
...and mix thoroughly.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Add the warm hazelnut butter, whisking gently...

Stage 6 - 1 min.
...until the mixture is homogeneous.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
The madeleine dough is finished, but it is important to let it rest in the cold before using it.

The best way to do this is to pour it into a pastry bag, which is itself placed in a high-sided container.

Stage 8 - 12 hours
Close the piping bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Preheat your oven to 180°C (360°F).

Butter a madeleine tray, then pipe a small pile of dough into each mould.

Don't overfill, otherwise your madeleines will stick together when they are baked, as they will swell up a lot.

Stage 10 - 20 min.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, watching the coloring at the end.

Stage 11
Turn out while still warm and cool on a rack.
At step 7 you can also simply put the dough in the bowl in the fridge overnight, then pipe or spoon it the next day.

You don't have to make a hazelnut butter, a simple melted butter will work too, but it won't taste as good.

If you don't have vanilla sugar, replace with the same weight of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Several days in a closed metal box.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,791 Kcal or 7,499 Kj26 gr243 gr98 gr
90 %10 %23 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
395 Kcal or 1,654 Kj6 gr53 gr22 gr
20 %2 %5 %3 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
75 Kcal or 314 Kj1 gr10 gr4 gr
4 %<1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 24 pieces : 1.56 €
  • Per piece : 0.07 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Toasted almond cake, Oaty walnut cake , Coconut sweetcrust pastry, Santiago Cake, Chestnut moelleux, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Quick Strawberry Millefeuille, Butter cream, Almond dacquoise, Blackcurrant jelly, Quick bramble jelly, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses, "Moelleux" cake batter, Spring veal sauté , Finger biscuits, Cookies of the Camisards, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Creamy spinach and potato gratin, Roasted cauliflower, Kouign-amann brioche, Chicken breasts in a potato crust, Fruit crémeux, ... All
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